Chase and Repoussé Cuffs and More!
Chase and Repoussé Cuffs and More!
Instructor: Nancy Me̅gan Corwin
February 19-21, three days Saturday – Monday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Class Fee: $560 | Materials list, some materials included
Class format: In-Studio at Danaca Design
Prerequisite: beginning chasing and repoussé, soldering (see requirements below)
Intermediate chasing and repousse artists, this class is for you! I will be demonstrating making a simple cuff bracelet and more intermediate techniques. I will show you how to make several of my favorite three-dimensional textures with an emphasis on undercutting. Make a pendant, earrings, pin or start something sculptural. Please bring design ideas if you are focused on making a specific project. Otherwise, you can just play and make samples. The following requirements are for cuff bracelets only.
Students will need to have had at least a beginning class in chasing and repoussé and know how to solder. Those working in sterling or fine silver should have enough experience with these metals to have confidence in soldering them and some experience with forming them. If using fine silver, I recommend 20 gauge. It is much softer than sterling and, depending on the design, may distort when taking the bracelet on and off
If you are making a cuff bracelet, please bring:
- Please measure the circumference of your wrist and the width of the bracelet you wish to make. You will need to bring enough metal (sterling silver, brass - jeweler’s or “nu-gold” brass, or copper recommended) to allow for at least a half inch clearance around the bracelet blank. The most common gauges for bracelets are 22 or 20. We will not be working with 24 gauge.
- 14 gauge round or square wire (in case the design calls for a thicker edge than the sheet metal being used), that matches the metal you are using for the bracelet. Bring a long enough piece to equal the circumference of the entire bracelet plus 6”.
Students MAY Bring:
- A large (7” to 8” diameter) chasing bowl or heavy pan such as an iron fry pan, filled with pitch. Any chasing tools of your own. I will be bringing tools of my design and Bill Dawson’s for you to use during class. The studio has some smaller bowls (5”) that can be used for narrow bracelets.
Me̅gan Corwin lives and works in Seattle, Washington. In 1983 she received her MFA in Art Metals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied with Eleanor Moty and Fred Fenster.
Since leaving her position as Head of Jewelry and Metals at the University of Oregon-Eugene in 1994 to have a child, Me̅gan has been teaching workshops and credit classes in metals worldwide. Her area of expertise is chasing and repoussé, and she has written and published a technical and gallery book on the subject published by Brynmorgen Press, Portland, ME in 2009.
Me̅gan has one-of-a-kind jewelry and metalwork in many private collections around the United States and in the following: The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, Washington State's Tacoma Art Museum's permanent collection and in the State University of New Mexico Art Gallery at Las Cruces Gallery's permanent collection.
Me̅gan is represented in Seattle, WA at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery. View her work at www.nancymegancorwin.com.
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