Repousse and Chasing classes at Silverpetal Studio
What is Chasing and Repousse?
Chasing and Repousse are traditional texturing and forming techniques which have been practised by metalsmiths for centuries. This day offers a new take on the old skills and introduces the basics of the subject, showing how it can be carried out with a minimum of tools and equipment in the modern studio.
What will we do during the class?
During this workshop we will make a couple of small exploratory samples in the morning. These can be made in to jewellery after the course if you wish. We will then design some imagery and make a larger sample in the afternoon. All the samples are made with a focus on ease and accessibility. This means that the technique will be looked at with a focus on easier ways to carry out chasing and repousse with simpler tools and equipment than is traditionally used. Making it easier to do at home or in class after the day. This is a unique class offering a combination of very ancient and very modern techniques.
What is included?
Copper will be used for the samples. This will be available to buy from the studio shop. Please e-mail for advice if you wish to bring silver along for the course. There may be some finishing required for the projects after the class. The items made during the class should be polished and tumbled afterwards. You will then have the option for your items to be sent away to be silver-plated for you after the class.
All tools and equipment needed for this workshop are included. We will have afternoon tea and cakes towards the end of the day. Materials are extra and payable on the day.
At Lunch time;
We are adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal where lunch may be purchased from the cafe or a pack up may be eaten at the picnic site. There is also a Morrisons supermarket close by with a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.
Who can attend?
This workshop is open to complete beginners. The small samples made during the day can be incorporated in to low tech jewellery techniques such as beading. However, it is not essential but a basic knowledge of silver jewellery making skills would be helpful to individuals wanting to take this subject further after the day. Attendees would find attending the 5 week Beginner’s Silver Jewellery Class helpful, either after, or prior to this class.
Please phone or e-mail to discuss your ability level if necessary. Individuals from other centres or practising at home are welcome.
Refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.