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Silversmith Training, Chasing & Repousse Classes in New York

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Valentin Yotkov Studio, New York City:
The Valentin Yotkov Studio in Brooklyn, New York City is one of the only schools in the USA that specializes in chasing/repousse instruction. Our studio offers weekly classes, intensive workshops, as well as private tutoring. Valentin also teaches at other schools in the US and abroad. We are open year round, and all levels are welcome.

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Weekly Classes & Workshops:

Photo of Silversmith Training, Chasing & Repousse Classes in New York- Chasing and Repousse
- Miniature Vessel Raising
- Chasing on a Three Dimensional Vessel
- Rendering and Stylizing Designs for Jewelry
- Constructed Hollowware

About Valentin Yotko:
All classes and workshops taught exclusively by Master Silversmith Valentin Yotkov. Valentin also teaches workshops at other schools in the United States and Europe. Please contact us if you wish to have him teach at your school or country.

Chasing and Repoussé - The Process:

Step one: The strip of gold is placed in a pitch bowl and the design is chased on the front of the piece using straight and curved liners.

Step two: The piece is then placed facedown and the relief is raised from the back of the metal using punches of different shapes and sizes.

Step three: After raising the relief, the metal is annealed and put face up in the pitch for final chasing.

Step four: The bracelet is shaped over a mandrel and the bezels are soldered on. The height of each bezel is adjusted by sanding the top.

Step five: Setting the stones

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Address: 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York , USA
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