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[Workshop] Chasing and Repousse


#1

It is with great pleasure (and pride) that we can announce that we
have succeded in getting the World famous master of Chasing and
Repousse, Mr. Valentin Yotkov, to give a five day workshop in Chasing
and Repousse.

The workshop will be held on June 3rd through June 7nd at the
Rutsker Holiday Resort on Bornholm, Denmark.

Mr. Yotkov should be well known to this forum and further details
can be found on:

If you would like to combine an extraordinary workshop with an
enjoyable stay on the Pearl of the Baltic Sea, please let us hear
from you.

And if you have further questions, I should be more than happy to
try to answer them.

Niels Lovschal
Contemporary and Viking Age Jewellery
Classes in Jewellery Techniques
Bornholm, Denmark


#2
Mr. Valentin Yotkov, to give a five day workshop in Chasing and
Repousse. The workshop will be held on June 3rd through June 7nd
at the Rutsker Holiday Resort on Bornholm, Denmark. 

Okay, so now all I got to do is figure how to get Denmark to St.
Maarten:)

Hans Meevis


#3
The workshop will be held on June 3rd through June 7nd at the
Rutsker Holiday Resort on Bornholm, Denmark. 

Thank you Niels for offering your hospitality. What a great
opportunity for those fortunate enough to join us. A fabulous resort
on a beautiful Danish island with luxury apartments, breath taking
views and delicious meals cooked especially for us. With Chasing and
Repousse at our hands we may never want to leave. At such an
affordable price I hope many will seize this opportunity to attend a
memorable workshop.

Follow the link for more

Valentin Yotkov
Valentin Yotkov Studio
Artisan Member of Society of American Silversmiths
68 Jay Street, Studio 501A
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
http://www.valentinyotkov.com


#4

Dear Hans

Okay, so now all I got to do is figure how to get Denmark to St.
Maarten:) 

You might try dragging our little island Bornholm all the way to the
Carribean (as a matter of fact some of your neighbour islands St.
Croix, St. Jan, and St. Thomas were Danish until 1918, where we sold
them to the US for 25 mill USD.). However you might be more
successfull if you just fly to Denmark instead.

Niels Lovschal
Contemporary and Viking Age Jewellery
Classes in Jewellery Techniques
Bornholm, Denmark


#5

Niels,

How wonderful of you to host Valentin Yotkov’s workshop on Chasing
and Repousse! He is an exceptional teacher and anyone attending his
class will come away with valuable skills and an experience not soon
to be forgotten. I have been to his school in Brooklyn, and also to
Florence this past Fall; I just wish I could travel to Denmark to
join you! It looks like a beautiful setting and the price very
affordable.

Best of luck,
Susan Ronan
Coronado, CA
Http;//www.susanronanstudio.com


#6

Hi Hans,

Okay, so now all I got to do is figure how to get Denmark to St.
Maarten:) 

If you’re interested in having a workshop with Valentin, round up a
dozen friends and split the cost to bring him to you! I’m sure if you
contact Valentin, he’ll be happy discuss the possibilities. You can
also contact me offline.

Around 6 years ago, I spent a week in New York to take a 5-day
workshop at Valentin’s Brooklyn studio. It was terrific. I had always
wanted to bring him over to Hawaii via our craft guild, but the guild
couldn’t swing the finances. Instead, I recruited 12 metalsmiths and
jewelers and we’re collectively underwriting a 5-day workshop in
Honolulu with Valentin this August. After all, if any of us wanted to
go to New York for a 5-day workshop, we’d be spending in excess of
$2500 by the time we paid for tuition, airfare, hotel and living
expenses. This way, we pay to bring the master and his assistant to
us. Instead of thirteen people flying and staying in NYC, two people
fly to paradise and stay in Waikiki.

The beauty of a chasing and repousse workshop is that it isn’t too
facilities intensive. The participants will buy their own pitch
bowl, pitch and hammer and copper sheets. The host facility has to
obtain the tool steel and have a couple of heat guns, torches, bench
grinders, pickling vats, good ventilation/exhaust hoods, a buffing
motor and sturdy work tables and chairs. Valentin brings the basic
chasing/repousse loaner tool sets so students can jump right in. He
also teaches students how to make their own tools so they can make
custom tools to continue with their personal exploration.
Furthermore, we have been very fortunate. Tevel Herbsman of Allcraft
has given us a special deal for the pitch bowl, red pitch, hammer,
copper and shipping (US fixed rate postage boxes @ $8.10 work -
11"x8.5"x5.5") making things even more affordable. THANK YOU,
TEVEL!!!

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Donna Shimazu


#7

My husband and I spent a delightful holiday at Niels’ resort a few
years ago. Bornholm is one of the most beautiful places I have ever
been, and the prospect of this wonderful workshop makes me most
envious. It sounds like a great opportunity, and I strongly
recommend it to anybody who can make it.

Janet Kofoed
http://users.rcn.com/kkofoed


#8

Greetings Hans,

Okay, so now all I got to do is figure how to get Denmark to St.
Maarten:) 

My assistant and I travel often teaching Chasing and Repousse
workshops. Please let me know if you have a space in St. Maarten that
would accommodate us and if you have people interested in learning
the technique, we would love to make it a reality.

Being raised and trained under European masters, I am always eager
to return to the Old continent, so for those Orchidians residing in
Europe, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss arranging a
Chasing and Repousse workshop in your country. I am waiting to hear
from you.

Valentin Yotkov

Valentin Yotkov Studio
Artisan Member of Society of American Silversmiths
68 Jay Street, Studio 501A
Brooklyn, New York, 11201


#9

Hi Valentin,

My assistant and I travel often teaching Chasing and Repousse
workshops. Please let me know if you have a space in St. Maarten
that would accommodate us and if you have people interested in
learning the technique, we would love to make it a reality. 

I am, to the best of my knowledge, the only ‘proper’ goldsmith on
the Dutch side of the island. That is, someone with a full
manufacturing workshop. However, do you have a website or ‘price
list’ for you and your assistant with respect to teaching classes?
Kind Regards,

Hans Meevis.
http://www.meevis.com


#10

Dear Orchidians

We still have place for one or two students more on our Valentin
Yotkov Class of Chasing and Repousse from June 3 to June 7. You can
find further here:
http://www.rutskerferie.dk/Default.asp?m=181 or on Valentin Yotkovs
site: http://www.valentinyotkov.dk.

So, if you want to give yourself a real treat, let us hear from you

Niels Lovschal
Contemporary and Viking Age Jewellery
Classes in Jewellery Techniques
Bornholm, Denmark


#11

Metalsmith Matt Weber of Della Terra Studios will be offering a three
day workshop in Chasing and Repousse on Oct 5th-7th. Della Terra
Studios offers instruction in fine arts located in historic downtown
Chandler AZ. Students will learn the fundamentals of moving metal
using small tools and hammers to create high relief in almost any
type of metal. A hammer and pitch bowl will be included in the
material fee. Basic tools will be provided and full sets will be
available for sale.

Tuition: $275.00
Material Fee: TBD
Contact: Matt Weber 888-687-4111
http://www.dellaterrastudios.com