Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.
Abbreviated quote by Nancy Megan Corwin: "The process of organic metalsmithing, in which the material exhibits a sense of movement and shows the hand of the maker, is at the heart of my work. I express this aesthetic by using the ancient techniques of chasing (surface detailing and texturing) and repousse (to punch sheet metal from the back to create volume). I share with artisans from all ages a process that is one of the most intimate conversations with an inanimate material that exists in metalsmithing. The repetitive hammering used to make these forms and marks in the metal has become my heartbeat and my breath."
Internationally acclaimed metalsmith NANCY MEGAN CORWIN's three day intensive workshop will cover:
Friday: Introduction - explanation of techniques; outline of class structure; overview of samples; discussion of tools and materials;review of handouts; studio walk through;safety talk.
Demonstrations and student practice - Lines & textures; Repousse; Flattening; Lining; Tool Making introduction
Saturday: Demonstrations and student practice: repousse within outlines image;undercutting; texturing & finishing; tool making continues making the liner.
Sunday: Students will bring in a simple design for a finished piece using the tools and techniques they have learned. The design will be created in copper or silver depending on the student's skill level. It should be simple enough to finish in one day, or easy to finish at home. TOOLS students can make are shown ans discussed: running punch, small repousse tools of various shapes, & undercutters, to add to the liner.
Nancy Megan Corwin is an internationally known jeweler/metalsmith, teacher, writer and curator in the field of art metals. In 1983, she earned an MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of the instructional and gallery book, Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern,(
MS copyright 2009) published by Brynmorgen Press. Megan travels the world teaching and researching both traditional and contemporary approaches to these ancient techniques for creating form, texture and detail in sheet metals. Her work is in private collections and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, The State University of new Mexico Art Gallery at Las Cruces Gallery, and at the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State, in their permanent collections. Articles on Megan and her artwork have appeared in Ornament Magazine
, and Metalsmith Magazine
. Megan has designed her own line of chasing and repousse tools which are available through www.billdawsonmetalsmith.com
and by contacting her directly. She exhibits with Facere Jewelry Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Visit her website for more images and information at www.nancymegancorwin.com
Megan will bring copies of her book with her for those wishing to purchase one. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.SKILL LEVEL:
$340. ADC Members/$365. Non-Members