Victoria Lansford

 

Ruby My Dear II

High relief Eastern repoussé from acid etched copper clad silver earrings
22K gold, sterling, fine silver, Ruby

1-3/4" x 1" x 3/8"
© 2012, V. Lansford; $740.

For these pieces I combined a technique that I used to do a lot of in the early 2000's, acid etched copper clad silver, with Eastern repousse. I created the repousse out of bi-metal sheet and then painted a resist onto the surface with a pointed pen nib to create all the flourishes and leaf designs. I chemically etched the bi-metal to remove the copper from everywhere that there was no resist. Finally, I patinated the remaining copper with chemicals and shellac and coated the pieces with lacquer that is specially made for metal.

To purchase this pieces, please email Victoria with the title.

Ruby My Dear, earrings

This hammered relief technique of these necklace and earrings is featured in Victoria's latest DVD,

Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: Eastern Repousse and Chasing

 

 

The topography in my repoussé work (hammered relief from a single sheet of metal) is the aesthetic result of pushing the technique farther and higher. Ever obsessed with pyramidal shapes, in the late 1990's I began experimenting with creating relief shapes on top of the relief, something seemingly few artists have attempted. When asked which is my favorite technique, I usually reply that it's whatever technique I'm working in at the time, but I must admit there is really nothing more satisfying than hammering out these surfaces.

 

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