July 14, 2017 – July 16, 2017
919 Madison Street
Introduction to Chasing and Repoussé
Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a broad range of materials, techniques, and formats. Originally from Wyoming, Nash received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wyoming and his Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His work can be seen in exhibitions nationwide, and in publications including Metalsmith Magazine. Nash worked for two years as the metalsmithing studio coordinator at Peters Valley School of Craft, and is currently an adjunct instructor at Rowan University. He lives in Philadelphia with his partner and fellow metalsmith, Jera Lodge.
Chasing and repoussé are complimentary processes that are among the oldest sheet-metal forming techniques. They offer limitless possibilities, from fully dimensional, sculptural forms to precise, pattern-based surface embellishment. This fast-paced workshop, covers the essentials about pitch, hammers, and chasing tools, and practice lining, embossing, planishing, and matting techniques in both lined and unlined repoussé projects. Emphasis is on volume development and surface refinement. Students will learn to make their own tools and to modify tools they may already have. This workshop will provide you the knowledge needed to embark on your own chasing and repoussé practice.