At long last, I’m pleased to announce that my latest DVD, Metal
Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: Eastern Repousse & Chasing, is now
For those, who don’t want to make their own tools, I am also
offering sets of tools, specifically designed for the technique.
If you’re interested in learning more about the DVD and the
differences in Eastern repousse, please watch the preview on
BenchTube or on my site at the link above.
About the DVD: Learn the ancient techniques of Eastern repousse and
chasing through 4 jewelry size projects that take you from lines and
texture through some of the highest, most complex relief possible.
Learn tool making and how to do repousse on alternative materials
such as bi-metal and mokume gane. Be inspired by the Gallery
section, featuring repousse artwork from artists around the world,
and a special “Conversation with the Masters” segment in which
Victoria interviews her teacher, Giorgi Gogishvili, and his teacher
and father, Jemal Gogishvili, discussing the recent history of the
technique, while they demonstrate working on a sculptural scale.
Also with purchase is a downloadable e-book to keep the
corresponding directions and step-by-step photographs on your bench
and a dedicated online Q&A forum with Victoria. Approximate running
time 5 hours and 23 minutes. Encoded for all regions.
Eastern Repousse Tools
Don’t want to make tools? Now you don’t have to! Complete sets of
tools have been replicated from Victoria’s own special tools and are
specifically designed for high relief Eastern repousse. Each set has
been precision crafted on Swiss machines from high carbon 4130
steel, high polished, and heat treated to 50RC +/- to produce the
necessary types of hammer marks in both shape and depth. Each set has
been tested by Victoria for quality and includes 2 line tools (large
and small), 3 push tools (large, small, and edging), and 3
planishing tools (large, small, and thin). They are made in the USA,
packaged in a reusable container, and guaranteed for 5 years under
normal repousse use.