The Spruill Arts Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department will host Visiting Artist, Valentin Yotkov, for a week-long workshop, November 14-18!


Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18, 2016

The ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé are currently experiencing a rebirth among silversmiths, jewelry designers and other artists of metal work. During this intensive, hands on workshop students will develop basic to advanced skills in the execution of ornamental chasing and repoussé designs.


Students will learn how to chase the design, then raise the relief from the back of the metal, and finally finish the details by chasing on the front. We will discuss the principles of creating designs for metalwork, safely in the studio, as well as the process of making tools, their different shapes and applications. BEGINNING AND RETURNING STUDENTS WELCOME!

Skill Level: Beginning through Advanced – Two Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing class at the Spruill Center for the Arts, or permission of the Department Coordinator.