I had the pleasure this last Sunday to be a guest in the Studio of
Cecilia Bauer to watch a demonstration of chasing and Repousse by
What a Master, he is incredible and his hands are gold, his fingers
golden. His demonstration was so precise, one feels a bit of courage
to just simply try. He spoke a primer, a veritable ABC of Chasing
and Repousse. He offered samples of each stage to pass around for
guests to finger, touch and see what he had just done.
Ever the master, he had the works of some of his students for show
and tell and included the length of time they had been learning from
him. His tools hand made by him are exactly what is needed for each
phase of the task at hand, and he explained them in great detail.
Valentin is what everyone hope a teacher will be and then some. He
is a giving man, no secrets are withheld. I found him to be
personally charming, comfortable to be around and I believe a great
Thank you Valentin for a wonderful afternoon, I truly enjoyed
getting to meet you.