Chasing and Repousse'

Written October 10, 2012

 I've been working on the chasing and repousse technique that I recently learned.  Here are a couple of 'in the works' photos of a practice copper bracelet that will have ivy leaves on it.

The first photo is the outlines dotted with a punch to guide my work.  The second photo is the beginning of the 'repoussage', I press out the shapes with various punches and then will flip the piece over for the 'chasing' portion where I do final forming and detail work.  After that I will form the bracelet into a cuff.

I took a course from Davide Bigazzi in California in the springtime to learn this technique. He's a true master and makes amazing pieces.