Red Mountain Makers

Sheet Metal Forming Basics: Chasing and Repoussé

  • 08/14/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
  • 6

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Learn how to make decorative raised / relief work in metal.

In this course students will be introduced to the tools, process, and procedures of creating raised and relief work in a process called repoussé and chasing. Repoussé is a French word meaning to push back while chasing is the process of pushing in. The process involves using special blunt, polished chisels and methodically working metal from both sides with planned and controlled hammer blows. It’s this dynamic that creates some of the raised and relief decorative metalwork seen in art and armor. In this class students will be tasked with creating a decorative floral pattern whilst following along with the guided help of the professor.

No prerequisites are needed for the class, the work-level is light to moderate.

Skill Level: Beginner

Age: 18+

About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.

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