High Relief Eastern Repoussé + Chasing with Victoria Lansford

Thursday-Sunday, March 22 - 25, 10-6p

Learn the secret of texturally sculpting metal into any shape or design of high or low relief with the technique of Eastern repoussé and chasing, used by the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Scythian metalsmiths. Make 2-3 pieces suitable as pendants and 1 finger ring while learning how to achieve exquisite detail, unsurpassed depth, and multiple levels of relief that are exclusive to this type of repousse, yet applicable to any type of design. 

By working on a jewelry scale, you will gain a working knowledge of the process that can be used on metalwork of any scale whether wearable, functional, or sculptural. Through the ring project you will learn Victoria’s method of creating cuff bracelets in a fraction of the time. Participants will also be introduced to the possibilities of using this process with alternative materials, such as mokume gane and bi-metal.

No tool making required! Victoria will provide sets of tools for use during the workshop that were Swiss machine replicated from her own. You will have the option to buy these sets at the end of class if you wish. (Sets are $215./ea.) Included in the extensive color handout is information on tool making, but the majority of class time will be devoted to doing repoussé.

Students familiar with the technique through Victoria's video will have the option to work on more advanced projects in class.

Through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating Victoria has generated an international revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques. Her award winning artwork has been featured in numerous exhibits and publications, including Metalsmith, Jewelry Artist, the Lark 500 series, and Chasing & Repoussé, and in her internationally acclaimed video and book series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters.


Tuition: $785 + $110 Kit Fee

Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

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