All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Gain a working knowledge of the chasing and repoussé processes through detailed demonstrations, experimentation and jewelry-scale assignments to emboss and create relief on metal. Everyone will try a variety of antique handmade chasing tools. The use of snarling irons for repoussé of closed hollow forms as well as filling and emptying pitch from a vessel will be discussed. Several techniques will be presented and important core concepts and methods will be covered. You will be guided to work to your own level of skill. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $45
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Liza Nechamkin earned her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School For American Crafts and immediately went on to work for Tiffany and Company for 13 years as a Silversmith/Chaser. During this time she developed her silver restoration business and began to instruct chasing and jewelry workshops. Liza resigned her position with Tiffany and Co. to manage Nechamkin Silver Studios full time and pursue the development and marketing of her silver restoration services and chasing tools. In her studio she specializes in Antique silver restoration, custom commission work and chasing tool and pitch manufacturing. Liza lectures and teaches chasing and repousse around the country. She has taught both large and small groups at Rochester Institute of Technology, Kendall College of Art and Design, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Newark Museum, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Metalwerx, Peters Valley, The 92nd Street Y, Flux Metal Arts, Genevieve Flynn Studio, Diane Weimer Studios, Rhode Island School of Design and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Images of her work are included in a new book Chasing and Repoussé' Methods Ancient and Modern. www.nechamkin.com