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Eastern Repoussé and Chasing with Victoria Lansford (online), hosted by Silvera Jewelry School – Mon/Thurs, Feb 7 – Feb 24, 2022

All sessions and demos are recorded and available for 30 days after the class is finished.

This class meets 6 times with plenty of work time in between sessions.

Monday, February 7, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Monday, February 14, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Monday, February 21, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

This class is suitable for anyone with beginning level jewelry skills, including knowing how to solder and anneal with a torch. You do not need any previous repousse or forging experience.

Please visit Silvera’s class page for the supply list and to register.

Description

The Michael Bublé of Teachers


Victoria, you are the Michael Bublé of teachers. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s a real treat because he is so connected to his audience. When he’s on stage it’s all about the audience, not about him. His ego is nowhere to be found, and you teach the same way. You love what you do, and it comes through in your teaching. Thank you for that!

Geraldine Brophy, Metalsmith

2021-02-05T17:26:47-05:00

Geraldine Brophy, Metalsmith

Victoria, you are the Michael Bublé of teachers. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s a real treat because he is so connected to his audience. When he’s on stage it’s all about the audience, not about him. His ego is nowhere to be found, and you teach the same way. You love what you do, and it comes through in your teaching. Thank you for that!

Fabulous Experience


Victoria’s online Eastern Repoussé was a fabulous experience. Her approach to teaching is well organized and techniques are thoroughly explained both live and with pre-recorded close up videos. Victoria gave us thoughtful critiques as we progressed and I really enjoyed watching the show and tell presentations of everyone’s work. I’d highly recommend this class and hopefully I will get a chance to take another one with her.

Linda Wade, metalsmith

2021-11-12T18:05:03-05:00

Linda Wade, metalsmith

Victoria’s online Eastern Repoussé was a fabulous experience. Her approach to teaching is well organized and techniques are thoroughly explained both live and with pre-recorded close up videos. Victoria gave us thoughtful critiques as we progressed and I really enjoyed watching the show and tell presentations of everyone’s work. I’d highly recommend this class and hopefully I will get a chance to take another one with her.

Fantastic Teacher


I learned repousse' back in the 90's, but haven't done much since then. I took a Zoom class with Victoria and my love of this technique has been reignited! She is a fantastic teacher and her methods make it so much easier to achieve amazing dimension and detail than how I originally learned. It's a really satisfying way to work metal and Victoria's love of the technique really comes through in her teaching. She is very thorough and explains everything in a way that is very easy to understand.

featured image: Rabbit Moon talisman by Susan Urquhart of Lulubug Jewelry - begun in Victoria's class
Rabbit Moon talisman by Susan Urquhart or Lulubug Jewelry - begun in Victoria's class

Susan Urquhart of Lulubug Jewelry

2021-07-15T19:08:11-04:00

Susan Urquhart of Lulubug Jewelry

Rabbit Moon talisman by Susan Urquhart or Lulubug Jewelry - begun in Victoria's class
I learned repousse' back in the 90's, but haven't done much since then. I took a Zoom class with Victoria and my love of this technique has been reignited! She is a fantastic teacher and her methods make it so much easier to achieve amazing dimension and detail than how I originally learned. It's a really satisfying way to work metal and Victoria's love of the technique really comes through in her teaching. She is very thorough and explains everything in a way that is very easy to understand. featured image: Rabbit Moon talisman by Susan Urquhart of Lulubug Jewelry - begun in Victoria's class

“Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm…”


I just spent the most wonderful week-end with one of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm...she has an infectious laugh, and you can't help laughing with her while she encourages you to achieve levels of skill that you didn't know you had. 11 other jewelry students and myself came into her workshop on Saturday having never picked up a hammer to do repousse ever before and all learned more from her in this one weekend than we thought possible. She spent time with each of us, pointing out better ways to solve whatever problems that we were having pushing the metal around to make it do our bidding. Victoria, I can't wait until you come back to us!

Patti D'Arbanville
Artist, Actress

2017-11-06T18:03:04-05:00

Patti D'Arbanville
Artist, Actress

I just spent the most wonderful week-end with one of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm...she has an infectious laugh, and you can't help laughing with her while she encourages you to achieve levels of skill that you didn't know you had. 11 other jewelry students and myself came into her workshop on Saturday having never picked up a hammer to do repousse ever before and all learned more from her in this one weekend than we thought possible. She spent time with each of us, pointing out better ways to solve whatever problems that we were having pushing the metal around to make it do our bidding. Victoria, I can't wait until you come back to us!

Presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining


As members of the Board for the Metal Arts Society of Southern California we have had the opportunity to work with some of the very best teaching artists in the U.S. Without reservation, Victoria Lansford is among them.

Her workshops are presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining. As students, our skill-set was dramatically improved during the course of a workshop. We were able to put the techniques we learned to immediate use, and made the cost of the workshop back on the first piece we sold.

 
2017-11-06T18:04:59-05:00
As members of the Board for the Metal Arts Society of Southern California we have had the opportunity to work with some of the very best teaching artists in the U.S. Without reservation, Victoria Lansford is among them. Her workshops are presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining. As students, our skill-set was dramatically improved during the course of a workshop. We were able to put the techniques we learned to immediate use, and made the cost of the workshop back on the first piece we sold.  

“In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure…”


Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world.

One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability.

The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.

Al Boyers, Metalsmith

2017-11-06T18:06:31-05:00

Al Boyers, Metalsmith

Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world. One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability. The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.
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In this special live, online edition of Victoria’s popular workshop, learn the secret of hammering metal into any shape or design. Whether high or low relief, traditional or contemporary styles, the technique of Eastern repoussé and chasing encompasses it all. This is the type of repousse used by the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Scythian metalsmiths to achieve works of unsurpassed beauty, and the technique Victoria has employed for everything from stunning jewelry to huge sliding doors on a bespoke super yacht.

Eastern repoussé is an easily learnable system of exact how, where, when, with which tool, and how hard to strike your metal to create the designs you want. It empowers you to achieve exquisite detail, unsurpassed depth, and multiple levels of relief. By working on a jewelry scale, you will gain a deep knowledge of the process that can be used on any scale whether wearable, functional, or sculptural. We will also touch on the possibilities of dimensional forms such as rings and bracelets as well as using this process with alternative materials, such as mokume gane and bi-metal.

This extended virtual workshop format is designed to help you achieve mastery of this technique. All class time will be devoted to learning and working in the Eastern repoussé process (not tool making). The demos are in 4K so you can see in magnified, lifelike detail everything that is happening. You are also encouraged to turn your device on your own bench so Victoria can coach you through the nuances of hammering to get the results in your own work that you desire.

Through her award winning artwork, publications, and tools, Victoria has generated an international revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques. Her artwork ranges from art jewelry and hand illuminated artist books to bespoke architectural metal installations. It has been featured in numerous exhibits and publications, including Metalsmith, Jewelry Artist, the Lark 500 series, Chasing & Repoussé, and in her internationally acclaimed video and book series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters.

Techniques covered include: 

  • Laying out and transferring your design
  • How to use your chasing tools and hammer effectively to acheive your design
  • Become accomplished at chasing line work that can stand alone or make your relief stand out
  • Chasing low relief forms
  • Chasing high relief forms
  • Creating fine detail with your chasing
  • How chasing and repousse work together to create forms
  • Finishing your chased forms

This class is suitable for anyone with beginning level jewelry skills, including knowing how to solder and anneal with a torch. You do not need any previous repousse or forging experience.

Please visit Silvera’s class page for the supply list and to register.

Can’t be there live? No problem!

All sessions and demos are recorded and available for 30 days after the class is finished.

Mysteries Entwined, Eastern repousse patterned mokume gane cuff with kum boo