August 10th, 2006

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This month's EBSQ Live:

Chasing and Repousse` Uncovered: A Cursory Examination of Two Old Techniques


hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Robin C. McGee
Monday, August 14, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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"Polynesian Island Pin" by Robin C. McGee

Chasing and Repousse` are two old traditional techniques for working metal. Chasing is the use of chisels and punches to form an image in the surface of a sheet of metal. The image may be flat or in low relief and is mostly a series of incised lines. The metal retains most if not all of its original contours. Repousse` uses similar tools to achieve a different effect. The metal itself is stretched and pushed into a three dimensional image, mostly high relief, sometimes fully in the round. EBSQ Live! will present "Chasing and Repousse` Uncovered, A Cursory Examination of Two Old Techniques" by Robin C. McGee. He will present a comparison and contrast of these ways of working, some of which he learned, some of which he discovered and some of which he just makes up to keep things interesting. Don't worry, those parts will be labeled. You've seen bits and pieces of it in the threads, now see it in some kind of organized form. At the very least, it should be fun.

Robin C. McGee has been a jeweler, metalsmith and artist for 28 years. He has been teaching at college level for 18 of those years. Repousse` and chasing are specialties among the techniques he teaches and uses for his art.

LIVE! is open to members and non-members and we encourage all who are interested to attend. The evening starts at promptly at 9 PM EST so be sure to arrive a few minutes early.



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