Chasing: Another Gaze on Metal. A Workshop by Stéphane Landureau

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice  /  18 Apr 2024  -  21 Apr 2024
Published: 23.02.2024
Stéphane Landureau, Pendant Cratère, 2010..
Stéphane Landureau, Pendant Cratère, 2010.

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Chasing, a technique based on the plasticity of metals, has been used since ancient times. It reveals the flexible nature of the metal, which takes on volumes, reliefs and textures under the patient work of the hammers and stakes. Skilled craftsmen from all eras and all continents have taken advantage of the ductility of gold, silver, copper or iron to bring out various decorations and figures.
After a presentation on the history of chasing and its specificities, you will participate in a step-by-step elaboration of the necessary tools (punches). With the appropriate materials that will be provided and after some exercises to familiarize yourself with the gestures, you will be able to create, in copper, your own object/jewel. Great discoveries are guaranteed! 

Costs: 560 € incl. Taxes and all general materials (tools, copper). Accommodation is not included. You can find some suggestions for accommodation here
When: From Friday 29th of March 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday 31st at 6 p.m.
Application: by a down payment of half the course fee, here or send an e-mail to
Participants: 5 max.
Languages: French, English, Spanish.

The Teacher:
Stéphane Landureau has been creating jewelry since 1997. He has participated in numerous shows and exhibitions in France and abroad. He is particularly fond of the technique of chasing that he learned at the Massana school in Barcelona and of which he has become a specialist. Thus, he is regularly invited to training centers in France such as the AFEDAP (from 2000 to 2014), the Cartier Jewelry Institute (from 2010 to 2014), and the HEAD of Strasbourg (2009).