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Chasing and Repousse
Instructor: Andrew Haviland
Price: $265.00
Dates: 05/20 – 05/21
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 04/25/17
This class will cover the ancient technique of moving metal via chasing and repousse. This technique pushes the elasticity of metal to its limit and the allows us to create beautiful three dimensional pieces of art from flat sheets metal. In this class we will be starting with the basics and moving into more advanced techniques as we progress. In order to grasp the technique on the first day, we will be creating small ring dishes and platters. The second day of class we will let our imaginations run wild and create any form of jewelry or art we desire. Throughout the class we will learn proper use of chasing tools along with the jewelers saw, flexshaft, files, drop shear, torch and forming stakes. We will also be covering various finishing techniques including natural liver of sulfur patina. No prior metal-smithing skills are necessary. Metal will be provided for practice and exercises, but students must pay for additional metals needed for their independent work.
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Instructor Info: Andrew Haviland:
Andrew Haviland is a maker of fine goods. Graduate of Maine College of Art with a major in metalsmithing and jewelry, he learned the tools and techniques needed to create functional objects, works of art and jewelry. Growing up he wanted to be an astronaut, a biologist or and artist and now that he has become one of those things his insatiable desire for exploration and science inform the objects he creates. He makes work under his business name Andrew Haviland Original Works ( and teaches the skills he has learned in the hopes of inspiring like minded creators.
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