The technique of Chasing and Repoussé offers an artistic sculptural advantage to metalworking. A malleable metal, gold or silver, is hammered into relief from the reverse/back side, Repoussé (French). Chasing is the design detail hammered to the front side with the use of special tools/punches that have uniquely shaped feet to create an impression on the metal. The two techniques are used in conjunction or by themselves to create a finished piece. This technique dates back 3000 years to early civilizations and can be found in all cultures that have metal. The work was primarily incorporated into vessels and jewelry.
A texture designed of hexangular close packed spheres or the use of spheres to create a design. The metal must be a fusible metal such as 22k Gold or Fine Silver. An ancient technique.
A technique in which a malleable metal is formed by hand, with the use of dapping blocks/forms or with a hammer to create a sculptural element or finished work.
The welding of metal without the use of solder. Metals that fuse are 22k Gold, Fine Silver and Argentium Silver.
The overheating of a metal surface to create an abstract texture.