Posts tagged chasing
Posts tagged chasing
Photo series showing a sequence of steps involved in making a chased and repousséd butterfly ring and pendant in sterling silver.
New plan for an old owl #wingingit #owl #copper #chasing #repousse
A copper owl abandoned years ago. I wonder if I should work and re-work it now. #chasing #repousse #owl #copper
Ready to hang. Tung oil varnish drying. Shipping out tomorrow. #greenman #bronze #chasing #repousse #botanical
Reply to Mo of http://mojonco.tumblr.com/
The greenman started off as 16 gauge silica bronze. I’ve got a photoset for it on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitsteel/sets/72157642094980055/ .
I’ve got more
photos on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitsteel/sets/72157602185483704/
For chasing and repousse on a larger scale (not jewelry size) I typically use 18 or 16 gauge metal. In this case, the only bronze I have is 16 gauge. For most, but not all, of the larger shaping work, I use a pneumatic air gun with chisels that have been modified into large chasing tools. For the detail work, I use many of my own handforged chasing tools. I use a variety of hammers, a 13 inch pitch pot, and a few different pitch brands. I’ve just mixed them up over the years- Northwest Pitch, the red German pitch, and even some of Debra Montgomery’s Pitch it to You pitch.
3 views of the finished bronze greenman, approximately 7 x 8 inches.
Just about done #greenman #chasing #repousse #bronze #art #bas-relief #sculpture
Finishing up the left-side eye and working around
When I begin detailing,I usually start at the lower left and work clockwise around the piece. I do this partially out of habit and partially to avoid the tendency to even things out.
Getting ready to fill the back with pitch again
Working on the bronze greenman
Getting into the details of the greenman
Getting there #chasing #repousse #bronze #greenman #inprogress #handmade
Chasing and repoussé, a greenman in bronze
Progressing cautiously. I haven’t done this in awhile. #pneumatic #chasing #repousse