Chasing & Repousse – Tom & Kay Benham
William Holland – June 10-16, 2018
Learn this ancient art using modern techniques to create small scale jewelry with an emphasis on chasing clean, crisp lines. Have no fear as Tom & Kay share their love of moving metal as they guide students from mastering the basics to tackling more advanced projects. A toolbox containing a pitch pot, chasing hammer, chasing and repouss tools, base metal, and other necessary tools and equipment well as patterns and other equipment will be provided for student use. Alternate approaches and short cuts to standard chasing & repouss methods will be presented. New and returning students welcome. Please bring an Optivisor or other form of magnification, closedtoed shoes, a Task light Not Halogen, and an apron. Optional: Sterling Silver, 22 gauge, 21 square, for advanced projects, 24 or 26 gauge for earrings, Nugold (see above for size), Toolbox w/basic metal working tools.
Tom and Kay Benham have co-edited their Ask The Experts column since 2002 for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist in which they field questions on a variety of metalworking and lapidary topics. Theyve had more than 60 projects, articles and reviews published for the magazine. The Benhams live and work in the Orlando area where they are active members of the Northeast Chapter of The Florida Society of Goldsmiths. The Benhams teach a variety of workshops, but not limited to: Chasing & Repouss, Chasing & Repouss Bracelets, Foldforming, Hydraulic Press Bracelets, Foldforming, Metalworking Basics, Intarsia, Stone Carving, and Traditional and Non-Traditional Stone Settings in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Colorado.