A Feast of Textures with Chasing and Repousse


A Feast of Textures with Chasing and Repousse -IN STUDIO-
Instructor: Megan Corwin
August 30 – September 3, Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 4:00
Class Fee: $850

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Come join Megan Corwin in exploring the great textures and forms uniquely possible with the techniques of chasing and repoussé. In this beginning class, students start by learning to use the pitch bowl, chasing hammer and chasing tools to define and texture the front of a piece of sheet metal. Then create form and height by working the back of the sheet using repoussé punches. 

We will focus on experimentation and developing your skill set by creating samples and a simple finished piece.  Along with working on pitch, students will learn to make and use a die for forming the metal from non-toxic PVC called  Faux Bone™.  This material is easy to cut and saw and is very economical. The metal is hand hammered into the die. It’s a wonderful and inexpensive way to make multiple forms that can be chased afterwards. 

Megan will bring tools for you to use during class and handmade chasing tools by Bill Dawson will be available for purchase in the studio. However, you will also make one or more chasing or texturing tools for your own personal collection. 

Check out Megan’s website to see some examples of chased and repoussé work. Discover new ways to express yourself in metal! 


Instructor Bio:

Megan 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, Megan has been teaching workshops and credit classes in metals around the United States. Her area of expertise is chasing and repoussé, and she written and published a technical and gallery book on the subject published by Brynmorgen Press, Portland, ME in 2009. 

Megan 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. 

Megan is represented in Seattle, WA at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery. View her work at www.nancymegancorwin.com.