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Here are a set of links for chasing and repousse information of interest.
Chasing is one of my favorite things to do in Metal. Email me with link suggestions Last updated Oct 3, 2009

My trip to Thailand in 2008 where I visited a Master Chaser

Some Written Resources
New! Lost Books: Chasing and Repoussé CD $42.00

Unexpected Sources for Chasing/Repousse Tools
$5.00

Making a Chain Tool for Chasing $15.50

Diderot's Description of a Chasing Workshop $12.00

Moving Metal Book (Chasing and Repousse) -- Steines $32.95

Marcia Lewis's book on Chasing
http://www.chasingmetal.com/

Megan Corwin's Brand New book on Chasing and Repousse
Order a copy from us


The Alberta Black Rod
which I chased.

First of all lets start with pitch.

Here is the address for ordering Northwest Pitchworks pitch. I like their medium one....
http://www.northwestpitchworks.com/

Mountain Gems in BC makes their own pitch as well.
http://www.mountaingems.com/

Fischer has a great black pitch and my favorite for chasing, a red pitch.
http://www.goldschmiedebedarf.de/catalog/

Copper Rose Hand made black pitch - medium +
http://pitchittoyou-chaserspitch.blogspot.com/

Some online notes on crude pitches (blacksmithing)
http://www.repoussetools.com/pitch.htm

Allcraft in New York has these two black and the red pitch I like as well.
Allcraft Tool and Supply
(800) 645-7124
fax: (800) 645-7125

Pitch Recipes on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repouss%C3%A9_and_chasing#Recipes_for_pitch

A discussion about pitch, includes a Japanese recipe
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:i57vVnEfHMUJ:www.thecarvingpath.net/forum/index.php%3Fact%3Dattach%26type%3Dpost%26id%3D2287+pitch+chasing+recipe&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=57&gl=ca

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Here are some of my notes on chasing from the Ganoksin Project

Notes on chasing tools
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/chasing.htm

Pitch bowl notes
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/jeweler-pitch.htm

Forming tool notes
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/chasing_forming_tool.htm

Dapping Tool Notes
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/dapping.htm

Notes on pitches
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/pitch_opt.htm

Chasing and Repousse safety notes
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/repousse-safety.htm

Chasing on air notes involving fold-forming
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/chased-wedge-t-fold.htm

Brepohl notes on chasing and repousse
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/repousse.htm

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General Chasing and Repousse Links


And for an edited selection of what's out there for quality chasing information and exemplars:

The Ganoksin Project's articles listing on Chasing and Repousse
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/directory/library/subject/79

Arts and Crafts information on Chasing
http://www.artsandcraftsmetalwork.com/c18b.php

Brian Clarke's page on his chasing
http://homepage.eircom.net/~ybc/ChasingMini-1ax.html

Valentin Yotkov, chasing guru extraordinaire
http://www.valentinyotkov.com/

Rocio Heredia, another chasing guru, truly important for North America
http://www.rocioheredia.com/

Kirsten Skiles-wow what a chaser-and in steel too
http://www.kirstenskiles.com/ .
http://www.lametalsmiths.org/Kirsten.htm
http://tinyurl.com/yahrwk5
her images
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Artmetal Notes on chasing
http://www.artmetal.com/brambush/forum/bramyak2/messages/395.html
http://www.artmetal.com/og/repousse_chasing
http://www.artmetal.com/blog/walker/2007/10/various_chasing_and_repousse_methods

Blacksmithing notes on chasing
http://www.anvilfire.com/FAQs/repousse_index.htm

WIKIPEDIA NOTES ON CHASING
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repouss%C3%A9

Nice Chris Wilson article on Chasing tools
http://www.chriswilsonstudios.com/thestore.html

Davide Bigazzi on chasing
http://www.dbcollection.net/technique.htm

"Metal Magic", curated by Megan Corwin, 2009 show at Facére Gallery in Seattle
http://www.facerejewelryart.com/exhibit.php?id=30

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Art history club notes on chasing
http://www.arthistoryclub.com/art_history/Repouss%E9

Page on Lois Betteridge.
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/arts/bronfman/better1e.shtml

Billie Lim Designs
http://www.billielim.com/gallery.htm

Claudia Petley repousse: Nice.
http://www.claudiapetley.co.uk/gallery.asp

Page on using really simple tools for chasing
http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/decoart/handcraft/metalwork/repousse/repousse.htm

Nepalese chasing images
http://www.asianart.com/articles/kubersingh/bhairavmask.html
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Interesting discussion page on chasing and inlay with images
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=77

Fred Zweig’s blog mentioning chasing
http://fredz49.blogspot.com/2008/04/studies-in-repousse-and-chasing.html

Megan Corwin, author of chasing book, works and site
http://www.nancymegancorwin.com/GALLERY/gallery01.htm

Aleksandr Sizov’s site, with examples of work-interesting flat chasing
http://www.fine-metal-wall-art-decor.com/aleksandrsizov.html

Great article and images of chasing tools from a seller of hand made tools.
http://www.mettleworks.com/sales/thestore.html
http://www.mettleworks.com/studio/index.html

Brent Berry’s pages on chasing
http://www.brentberryarts.com/how_its_done.htm
http://www.brentberryarts.com/repousse.htm

Kalo groups silversmiths and their work.
http://www.chicagosilver.com/rep.htm
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Catherine Clark Gilbertson’s incredible contemporary chasing
http://www.catherineclarkgilbertson.com/sculptures.htm

Large page outlining the use of chasing tools made from nails.
http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/arts/decoart/handcraft/metalwork/repousse/repousse.htm

Cindy’s Blog on chasing, lovely portrait examples.
http://chasingandrepousse.blogspot.com/

The Metal Chasing Forum, interesting conversations and information.
http://www.metalchasing.com

Clems Friedell (chicago silver)
http://chicagosilver.com/friedell.htm

Interesting investigation of ancient Danish figurative gold images.
http://www.franzark.com/www.franzark.com/Guldgubbar.html

Page in German with a step by step chasing development
http://www.atelierdosch.de/ziselieren.html

Hratch Nargizian’s site, lovely use of chasing on castings.
http://www.rhytonstudio.com/
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Sumner Silverman's work (Repoussage)
http://www.sumnersilverman.com/szs_repousee.html

Linda C’s web site and work.
http://laurieartist.com/WORKS1.html

Jglez chased works.
http://www.jglez.com/ImageGallery/CategoryList.aspx?id=97e37ac0-a8d0-4151-8252-3293f3adcca1&m=0

Regina Zorzi’s chasing examples
http://www.reginazorzi.com/Prima_Collection.html

A Copper Rose: really interesting work
http://acopperrose.com/id11.html

Robyn McGee’s repousse work.
http://www.ebsqart.com/Artists/cmd_10041_profile_portfolio.htm
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Brent Berry's Work
http://brentberryarts.com/repousse.htm

Garri Dadyan’s chased works
http://www.abana.org/resources/galleries/members/dadyan.shtml
http://www.askart.com/askart/d/garri_eduard_dadyan/garri_eduard_dadyan.aspx

Franz Meyer Museum, images of historical works.
http://www.franzmayer.org.mx/ingles/galeria_3d/plateria/e_galeria2.htm

Chasing and Repoussee notes from the Artist Blacksmith Quarterly
http://www.artist-blacksmith.org/education/education_index.htm

Jeff De Boer’s cat armor with chasing.
http://jeffdeboer.com/Galleries/CatsandMice/tabid/77/Default.aspx

Norik’s Armenian chasings, really nice.
http://www.artbynorik.com/NoriksArtwork.htm

Charles Wiggins chased work.
http://www.cwigginsjewelry.com/gallery.asp
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De Vroomen, London: check 'gold' and 'pearls' sections
http://www.devroomen.co.uk/The-Collection.aspx

The V and A’s internal repoussee links.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/search/index.html?cx=014791250815825511638%3Aaicnxuyp7m0&cof=FORID%3A11&q=repousse&sa=Go#97

Powered chasing from the Engraving Forum
http://www.engravingforum.com/showthread.php?t=3070

LaLounis museum, Greece's master, includes some chasing
http://www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr/en/permanent.asp

Victoria Lansford's work
http://www.victorialansford.com/frontpage.html


YOUTUBE
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpYMwj8F_OA
A youtube video on making an arcanthus leaf

Valentin Yotkov talks about chasing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs4bMGhHruI

Davide Bigazzi shows how he works (and teaches) repoussee.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YAIwQzmn7E
His Flickr pictures.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29479576@N04/

Della Terra shows a glimpse of their workshops.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_coiziV804&feature=PlayList&p=E81E4348F94D89E7&playnext=1&index=14

Chasing demo on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLanSccbhVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESvYtnMZxeo&feature=channel
second stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKJ11pknBVE&feature=channel
third stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLMXLyTvBFc&feature=channel
fourth stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuY1TVMbzjo&feature=channel
fifth stage

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