Chasing & Repoussé Weekend

When: Friday, August 26th 2022 - Saturday, August 27th 2022, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 17:00

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

This class is now FULLY BOOKED.
If you wish to add your name to the waiting list, please 
email us.

Edinburgh-based Silversmith Bryony Knox teaches the ancient art of Chasing & Repoussé, where sheet metal is formed and embossed using small steel tools, whilst held in pine pitch. 

Are you inspired by the stunning metalwork of the Glasgow Style or the Arts & Crafts Movement? Tempted to add this adaptable skill to your jewellery and silversmithing repertoire?

Suitable for all levels and experience.



As this is a brand new course for Cromarty Arts Trust, here is more detail on what the weekend will entail:

  • Friday:  Introduction to Chasing & Repoussé. You will cover the main techniques in the morning whilst working on a figurative plaque or brooch. After lunch we will make a small set of chasing tools and continue working on the plaque (approx 10cm x 10cm). 
  • Saturday:  We will spend the day honing skills learnt on Friday and also chasing a small copper bowl in the round (approx 7cm diameter and 7cm high).  If you want to chase a previously made raised bowl, for instance if you have previously attended our Silver Raising courses with Ndidi Ekubia, you are welcome to bring it to work on.

Copper for chasing the plaque and tooled steel will be provided in the course cost. Pitch bowls and all tools required are provided to use throughout the weekend.

Designs: if students get the chance to think about designs before the course, this gives more time to play on the day! Bryony tends to work with figurative imagery, such as animals, birds, plants but abstract pattern and shape also work well.  It is suggested that students look for a simple line drawing of your idea and then it can be made more elaborate as you learn to chase.

Please remember to bring your glasses if you need them for close work and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed toe shoes.  If you have long hair, please wear it up.

If you're still not sure, why not take a look at examples of Bryony's chasing work at 

£250    Includes materials, tea / coffee and a delicious, home-made lunch each day in the Old Brewery.
To book your place, request a booking form by email or tel 01381 600354.

This is event is now full.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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