Students should have previous experience in chasing and repoussé or have taken a beginning class.
The focus of this two-day course is on working in sterling silver. There are special considerations when chasing and forming silver that will be addressed in detail. We will use pitch as a support, and learn to reduce the potential for firescale, while creating wonderfully textured and formed samples.
- This is an intermediate level class. Previous Chasing and Repoussé is recommended.
- $50 materials fee is included in the class tuition. This includes a 6” x 6” piece of sterling silver sheet in 22g.
- Extra sterling silver will be available for purchase. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
- Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave, located on the lower level.
Instructor: Nancy Mēgan Corwin is a jeweler/metalsmith, teacher, curator and writer in the field of art metals specializing in the ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé. Mēgan has artwork in a number of private collections as well as The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the permanent collection of The State University of New Mexico-Las Cruces, and at the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington.
In 2009 Brynmorgen Press published Mēgan’s book on the techniques of chasing and repoussé, titled “Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern,” which is published in the US, England and China. She teaches master classes and lectures around the United States, Canada, England and Australia.
Recommended book: “Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern” by Nancy Megan Corwin (this book is available for viewing in the jewelry studio)