I had a lovely few days in Edinburgh at the Precious Metal Workshops. The fist 2 days I took part in a Repousse class with Aoife White. I’d never tried this before so we started at the beginning with trying out tracing out straight and curved lines onto a piece of copper set in a pitch bowl.
We moved onto tracing out a design onto a new piece of copper. We then removed it from the pitch,reversed it, then began to hammer the traced shapes on the reverse side.
It’s a labour intensive process and tricky to get to grips with!
Here’s the design taking shape. We also used tiny texturing punches to create a decorative surface.
We also spent some time making our own Repousse tools from steel.
I felt I learned lot in the time I spent and enjoyed the relaxed informal learning style in the workshop.