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Representational Chasing in Copper, Brass and Silver

Chasing and Repoussé allow metalsmiths to explore a nearly infinite range of surfaces, textures, and forms with metal sheet.  In this demo-based virtual course students will focus on creating representational forms through high relief chasing and Repoussé processes. Special emphasis will be placed modifying and developing tools for unique forms and surface qualities. Copper, brass, and silver will all be covered as well. 

For more information about virtual courses, visit our Virtual Course FAQ page. 

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the instructor

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Logan Woodle is an assistant professor in the department of visual arts at Coastal Carolina Univeristy. Logan is a silversmith and educator who lives on his family farm in Conway, S.C. He earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from Winthrop University in 2009 and an M.F.A. in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Visit www.loganwoodle.com to view Logan's work. 

Materials & Tools

We have arranged for the following items to be included in $125.95 materials kit through All Craft. Unless you already own most of the items on the list, this value packed kit is highly recommended, as you cannot order in the small quantities reflected below through other vendors. Call Tevel at All Craft or click here to order all or part of the kit, which includes:

  • 2lbs special blend california red pitch (only available at All Craft)

  • 5" pitch bow and rubber support pad

  • 1.25" chasing hammer

  • 1 x straight line chasing tool

  • 1 x curved line chasing tool

  • 1 x oval embosser chasing tool

  • 1 x square planisher chasing tool

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.


  • 6"x12" x copper sheet - 18g

Hand tools:

Torch setup:

Other/miscellaneous items: 

  • mineral oil

  • masking or electrical tape

  • acetone or nail polish remover

  • Q-tips / paper towels / cotton rags - for applying acetone

  • butter knife - for removing metal from pitch

  • fan and open window, ventilation, or out door area


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