Upcoming Class in Chasing & Repousse, in the Italian Style by
Fabrizio Acquafresca. This is a 3 day workshop, limited to 9
students and will fill up quickly. See info below.
Class fee is $325.
Chasing and Repousse: Course in the italian style with fabrizio
chasing and repousse in the Italian style. Guided by an Italian
Master who is heir to a long lineage of metalworkers, students learn
the Italian approach to creating reliefs and forms in sheet metal.
Students learn to make a several specialized tools specific for this
such as iron prick-punches.
includes various sawing and piercing techniques. Participants begin
by creating a dragonfly in relief, followed by the design and
executing of the design of their choice.
Students should bring a jewelry design with fruit, flower, or
There are no prerequisites for taking the course.
3 DAYS COURSE
1 day: Beginning of practical execution a project assigned by the
tutor. a dragonfly
2 day: Cut a piece of metal in the measure of vessel 18cmx8cm
(silver or copper, students choose). Elaborate a new project of your
choice, still the guidance under the guidance of the tutor and start
with make chasing and repousseing two flat sheets
3 day: Forming, soldering the 2 parts together, cut a disk for the
base and soldering, hammering and finishing.
Acquafresca, hailing from a long line of artists and metal craftsmen
stemming back to the seventeenth century, works in his studio in
Florence, Italy. He has taught this course, as well as the advanced
Special Techniques in Chasing & Repousse, in England, the United
States and throughout Europe.
Jewelry instructor, custom work, repairs