New

The 2023 Eastern Repousse Extended Course

 

Fantastic Teacher

“I took Eastern Repoussé 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.”

Susan Urquhart, Lulubug Jewelry

The art of repousse and chasing is an exquisite technique, thousands of years old, that allows someone to sculpt beautiful geometric designs, animals, pharaohs, or foliage into metal with detail like no other process can.

Whether large or small, 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.

By creating multiple projects 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.

What Others Have to Say

What makes Victoria’s Eastern Repoussé & Chasing Course So Special

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.
Susan Urquhart
Lulubug Jewelry

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

I just so enjoyed this class—you’re very kind, incredibly well-spoken, and humorous, and everything is so educational. I know that I’ll continue to learn and use these techniques wherever I go, and they will be in my bag of tricks. I am really thrilled. Thank you so very much.
Terry Henry
Metalsmith

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

You’ve got an idea. You’ve got some chasing tools. You’ve got some sheet metal.

Now what???

You’ve seen it in museums.

You’ve probably seen people do it on Instagram.

But how can you master repousse and chasing and create your own idea?


The art of repousse and chasing is an exquisite technique, thousands of years old, that allows someone to sculpt beautiful geometric designs, animals, pharaohs, or foliage into metal with detail like no other process can.

You could try learning on your own But it can take years to figure out just how how hard to hammer and whether it should be from the back or the front. 

You could take a class where everyone does the same exact project. But then, when you try your own designs, how can you know where to use which tool to make the relief happen?

And what do you do when you’ve put in all that work…

And you punch through the metal???    

Eastern repoussé is an easily learnable and repeatable system of exactly where, when, how hard, and with which tool to strike your metal to create any designs you want.

It empowers you to achieve exquisite detail in many levels of relief and with all the depth you want.

New Floral Module Included

Victoria has added a new in-depth module on how to chase beautiful overlapping and undulating flowers and leaves specifically with Eastern repoussé. Create your own bouquet!

Course begins January 23, 2023 with access to the first demonstrations

Over 6 hours of detailed demos videos that include

The Ergonomics of Hammering

Ornamental Flat Chasing & Textures

The Clear Steps to “Puffing” out and Refining with Chasing

How to Design for Eastern Repoussé

How to Translate the Steps to Your Own Designs

Creating Multiple Levels of Relief

What to Do When You Punch Through

Soldering Wire Rims on the Edges

Folding over Edges for a Seamless Look

Translating the Steps to Repoussé Animals

How to Chase Leave & Flowers in Realistic Detail

How to Repoussé on a Larger Scale

Live Q&A Coaching Calls

All sessions on Fridays, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST via Zoom

Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Friday, Feb 3, 2023

Friday, Feb 10, 2023

Friday, Feb 17, 2023

Friday, Feb 24, 2023

Friday, Mar 3, 2023

Friday, Mar 10, 2023

Friday, Mar 31, 2023 – Final capstone live session

Course access to all demos and live session recordings plus support from Victoria through May 1, 2023

Save $10 on Victoria’s Eastern Repoussé & Chasing Tool Set

Coupon emailed upon registration in this course.

In this highly effective online course method you’ll…

GET ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTOR TIME AND FEEDBACK AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE COURSE


Enter a new realm of individualized, online metalsmithing that gives everyone a front seat for live group Q&A coaching for their projects, fits demos within your own studio schedule, and creates a strong sense of community. Victoria will answer questions between sessions via Padlet, a private virtual space. You’ll receive continued support from Victoria via Padlet for 30 days after the final live session to ensure you have time to translate these techniques into more of your own projects and designs.

Access close-up, step-by-step demonstrations in high res, 4K video to watch as you work along at your own pace.


Well before each of the live sessions, you will get access to new demo videos to watch as you work at your own pace. Start and stop as needed. Easily find demos you’d like to repeat. Work asynchronously, when your schedule or time zone allows, knowing you’ll have the support and community you need without getting overwhelmed.

Total work time with instructor feedback: 98 days

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.
Susan Urquhart
Lulubug Jewelry

Incredibly Helpful

I really appreciate the video demos—I watched them all! I have to do something, then think about it, and then come back to it and practice again. They’ve been incredibly helpful. This is something that I’ve wanted to learn how to do for a while. I have your DVD, and it was so helpful that when I finally had a chance to take a class with you, I jumped at the opportunity even though I was in a time crunch. It’s been really wonderful—thank you. much.
Trica Adams
Metalsmith

I have gotten so much out of this

I feel so much more equipped and empowered to go ahead and play with this myself. Thank you so much for your class. I have gotten so much out of this—I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, and had taken another repoussé (in-person) that was really very unsatisfying. It’s amazing to me that this online class made me more empowered than the one that I took in-person. I found your approach very freeing, and it just feels great, so thank you.
Cynthia Col
Metalsmith

Eastern Repousse work by Victoria’s students

The Extended Eastern Repoussé Course

Access Begins January 23, 2023

$950

$825

Early Bird Discount with Optional $225 Payment Plan

Early Bird discount valid through December 19, 2023

$256

Payment Plan

$950

One-time Payment

This course is expected to fill. Secure your spot now!

Save $10 on Victoria’s Eastern Repoussé & Chasing Tool Set

Coupon emailed upon registration in this course.

Landscape of my Dreams, Eastern repousse, mokume gane cuff links by Victoria Lansford

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Access to the live session, coaching calls will be posted on Padlet within 24 hours.

No. You will need to purchase Victoria Eastern Repoussé & Chasing Tools here or from Rio Grande. If you have made your own set of Eastern repousse tools from Victoria’s video, AND they are the same diameters, and lengths as her commercially available tools, they would work for this course.