Precious Metal Workshops

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.

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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.

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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.

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We also spent some time making our own Repousse tools from steel.

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I felt I learned lot in the time I spent and enjoyed the relaxed informal learning style in the workshop.

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