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

Workshops at Valentin Yotkov Studio

workshop Ornamental Chasing and Repousse Workshop
dates September 22-26, 2021. Now open for registration
times 10 AM - 1 PM, 2 - 4 PM.
location Marlboro, New Jersey
cost $1300
The ancient techniques of chasing and repoussť are currently experiencing a rebirth among silversmiths, jewelry designers and other artists of metal work. During this intensive, hands on workshop you will develop basic to intermediate skills in the execution of ornamental chasing and repoussť designs. We will explore different ways to further enhance your work through the application of these techniques. Since good chasing tools are no longer available, you will also be introduced to the process of making tools, their different shapes and applications. Individual ideas and style will be strongly encouraged. Previous experience is helpful, but not required.
supply list Recommended tools and materials:

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

Use only Allcraft Red German pitch or medium grade pitch from NorthWest Pitchworks.

Chasing hammer #26 or heavier.

5 pieces of 4" x 4" - 20 gauge copper sheet.

An old hand towel, tracing paper, carbon paper, clear tape

Ball point pen and a tube of chap stick.

Eye protection (required)

Chasing and repoussť tools (if in your possession).

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

Designs of your own (optional) and completed works if available

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

135 West 29th Street, Room 402, NYC, NY 10001,
Tel: 212-279-7077; 800-645-7124.

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

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