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novocon - Friday, May 27, 2011 - 8:29amRepousse & Chasing
I have begun the maddening trip into the old arts of Chasing & Repousse (I don't even know how to pronounce this word I am so green). I lost my job at the beginning of the year, and have decided to learn something new while I am looking for a new one. In my stumbling across the interweb, I ran across a piece of copper that had been formed just so, I swear, to grab my by the collar and go "LOOK". Thus begins my new obsession of finding out how you guys and gals can make a flat piece of metal into truly works of art.
With copper in hand (16 oz soft rolled from my local roofing company) and the Eastern Repoussé and Chasing DVD on its way to me, I feel like I know less about this art, the more I read about it.
I do have 2 questions:
1. Could anyone recommend other resources to help me learn.
2. Is there anyone local to me that would be willing to mentor or allow me to ask a million question of? (Rock Hill, SC)
I am looking forward to learning a new craft. This is something I have always been fascinated by. Now it's time for me to get off my rear and go chase it!
Thanks in advance for your time. looking forward to many hours of reading on here!