Valentin Yotkov, Designer  / Silversmith. Reviving chasing and repoussé in art metals

Weekly Classes at Valentin Yotkov Studio

date To be announced
times Afternoon 2 - 5 PM Evening 6 - 9 PM
class length 8 weeks, 3 hours each week
location Marlboro, New Jersey
cost $600
topic The Creating of ornamental designs on jewelry or hollow ware
class outline
Introduction to chasing and repoussť techinques with detailed demonstration.

Preparation and use of the pitch bowl.

Create your own designs on jewelry or hollowware, using liners, embossing, modeling and matting punches.

supply list tools and materials needed:

chasing hammer #26 or heavier.

8" diameter cast iron bowl, filled with pitch and a rubber pad.

use only Red German Pitch from Allcraft, or medium grade pitch from a Northwest Pitchworks.

copper sheet 12" x 12"  - 20 gauge.

an old hand towel, tracing paper, carbon paper, and clear tape.

ball point pen and a tube of chap stick.

eye protection (mandatory).

chasing and repoussť tools (if already in you possession).

you may also purchase a complete set of chasing tools from the studio.

supplies available at: METALIFEROUS: 34 West 46th Street, NYC, NY 10036, Tel: 212-944-0909.

ALLCRAFT: 135 West 29th St, Room 402, NYC, NY 10001, Tel: 212-279-7077;

NORTHWEST PITCHWORKS: 1317 Roland St. Bellingham, WA 98226,
Tel: 360-715-1772.

          * when shopping at Allcraft identify yourself as a student at
Valentin Yotkov Studio for a  discount of  10%  or more on your purchase.

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