Chasing and Repousse
OStudioworks is proud to present its first foray in to the ancient art of chasing and repousse´. The techniques of repousse´and chasing utilize the plasticity of the metal, creating a three dimensional relief in sheet metal by degrees. There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is stretched using simple hand tools and hammers. The process is meticulous and gradual achieving a maximum of form with one continuous surface of sheet metal of essentially the same thickness. This technique, almost a lost art today, has been used for thousands of years to make everything from jewelry to religious Icons.