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DAVIDE BIGAZZI STUDIO Chasing & Repousse` Workshops

Come “apprentice” in the art of chasing and repousse' with Florentine master Davide Bigazzi at his studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Workshops are intensive, hands-on, individualized, and limited to four students. The studio setting and small number of students guarantee a unique and effective environment for learning, as well as tailored instruction.
Weekly studio classes are offered in chasing, repousse', and jewelry fabrication.
Both beginners and experienced students are welcome!

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Chasing and Repousse' Workshops

Five Day Intensives

Choose From:

The Art of Chasing & Repoussé  - $1200

Join Davide in his studio for five days of hands-on instruction in chasing & repousse’. This workshop emphasizes technique and the plasticity of metal. It is both exercise and project based through individualized instruction, tailored to your ability and goals.  The process of making chasing tools will be covered, including age-old shapes that Florentine masters have used for centuries.

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The Chasing & Repoussé Jewelry Project - $1200

During this intensive, hands-on workshop, students will create a jewelry collection (2 pieces) by employing chasing and repousse' as well as other various techniques. Learn how to shape and mold metal surfaces to incorporate into your jewelry. Personal expression and individual artistic design will be highly encouraged.

Materials (copper) & tools are supplied.

Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

  • October 23-17, 2013

Cuff Bracelet Workshop - 3 Days - $575

Cuff Bracelet Workshop - 3 Days - $575 PhotoThe main focus of this workshop is the creation of a cuff bracelet by employing chasing, repousse', forging, & soldering.

Materials (copper) & tools are supplied. If you would like to bring sterling silver to work with please ask for size requirements.

Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

  • July 12-14, 2013
  • September 13-15, 2013
  • November 15-17, 2013
  • December 13-15, 2013

The Art of Chasing & Repousse’ - 2 Days $385 / 3 Days $575 / 1 Day of tool making + 2 Days of chasing & repousse' $575 + $25 materials fee

The Art of Chasing & Repousse’ - 2 days - $385 PhotoJoin Davide in his studio for two or three days of hands-on instruction in chasing & repousse’. The main focus of this workshop is technique. There will also be demonstrations & discussions on chasing tools, pitch, patina, & much more. During the workshop option that includes a day of tool making you will learn to forge and form high quality chasing tools including age-old shapes that Florentine masters have used for centuries (tool steel for 6 chasing tools included).  

Materials (copper) & tools are supplied 

Sat-Sun 10am-5pm - 2 days of chasing & repousse' 


Fri-Sun 10am-5pm - 3 days of chasing & repousse' 

  • July 12-14, 2013
  • September 13-15, 2013
  • November 15-17, 2013
  • December 13-15, 2013

Fri-Sun 10am-5pm - 1 day of tool making & 2 days of chasing & repousse'

  • July 12-14, 2013
  • September 13-15, 2013
  • November 15-17, 2013
  • December 13-15, 2013

A Set of 12 Chasing Tools - Please see info below.


NEW! Embellish with Gold Workshop – 3 Days - $575 + materials fee*

In this workshop students will learn how to solder 18 karat gold sheet onto sterling silver. The metal will be further embellished with bas-relief deigns by employing chasing and repousse' and then fabricated into a pendant. Basic fabrication (sawing, soldering, & filing) as well as chasing and repoussé experience required.  

*Materials can be purchased in the studio at the time of workshop. Price will vary depending upon current metal prices. 

Fri 10am-5pm

  • September 13-15, 2013
  • December 13-15, 2013

Tool Workshop $185 + $25 kit

Tool Workshop $180 + $20 kit PhotoLearn to forge and form high quality chasing tools including age-old shapes that Florentine masters have used for centuries.

Tool steel for 6 chasing tools included.

Friday 10am-5pm

A Set of 12 Chasing Tools - Davide emphasizes the importance of learning how to make your own chasing tools, however, he does make a limited number of hand filed and forged tools available to his students for purchase. This is a basic set that is an excellent guide if you should pursue making your own. To find out more about the tools email info@dbcollection.net


Chasing, Repousse', and Jewelry Fabrication Classes

Studio Classes - $350

Tailored instruction in chasing, repousse', and/or jewelry fabrication. Classes are ongoing, on a drop-in basis, and offered in 12hr renewable packages. Attend class weekly or as your schedule permits. Classes are 3 hours each and limited to 4 students to insure personalized instruction for both beginners and advanced students alike.

*Materials (copper, silver, gold, etc) are not included. A piece of copper is supplied to new students for their first exercise. Tools are available for use during class.

    • Thursdays from 11am-2pm & 2pm-5pm

    • Saturdays from 2pm-5pm

{Class is suspended during Davide's summer sorjourn in Italy}

Registration

Please email info@dbcollection.net to receive a registration form. Please print, fill out this form, and return via fax or mail: Davide Bigazzi Studio : 75 Arbor Road Suite K : Menlo Park, CA 94025 TEL/FAX: 650-323-1923

Recommended Tools and Materials:

  • chasing hammer/s
  • copper sheet 6” x 6” - 22 gauge (One piece of copper will be supplied.)
  • 6”- 8” pitch bowl & pitch (If you do not have one, one will be supplied for use during class.)
  • chasing tools/punches - 12 piece set recommended (Punches will be available to share and use during class.)
  • eye protection (required)
  • tracing paper, pens, pencils
  • design ideas or samples

It is not necessary to bring tools to the workshop unless you want to use your own. If you are planning on investing in tools we recommend doing so after the workshop. You will learn a lot about what you do and don’t need.

Chasing Tools For Purchase

Davide emphasizes the importance of learning how to make your own chasing tools, however, he does make a limited number of hand filed and forged tools available to his students for purchase. This is a basic set of 12 that is an excellent guide if you should pursue making your own. To find out more about the tools email info@dbcollection.net

LOCATION & HOTELS

Davide Bigazzi Studio is located in Menlo Park, California at the beautiful and historical Allied Arts Guild - www.alliedartsguild.org:

Davide Bigazzi Studio
75 Arbor Rd Ste K
Menlo Park, Ca 94025 
Tel 650-323-1923

(19 miles from the San Francisco International Airport & 19.3 miles from the San Jose International Airport.)

Public Transportation - BART:

From SFO take BART to Millbrae, then take Caltrain to the Menlo Park station, depart station and turn left on El Camino Real. Turn right on Cambridge Ave. Continue straight until you reach the gates of the Allied Arts Guild (.4 mile) BART operates a shuttle train every 20 minutes between the Millbrae station and SFO. BART's SFO shuttle train is located on the easternmost track at the Millbrae station. All passengers must purchase a ticket before boarding. For  more information visit www.bart.gov.

Public Transportation from the San Jose Airport

take the VTA SJC Airport Flyer (Route 10) to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The Airport Flyer is free and operates seven days a week from 5:30 am until midnight. Buses operate every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. For more information visit the airport website www.sjc.org. From the Santa Clara station take the train to the Menlo Park Station. depart station and turn left on El Camino Real. Turn right on Cambridge Ave. Continue straight until you reach the gates of the Allied Arts Guild. (.4 mile)

Hotels

There are many hotels in the area to choose from. Here are a few that are walking distance to Davide Bigazzi Studio.

Red cottage Inn

Ask for our special student rate
(1.84 miles from DB Studio- car recommended)
1704 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025
800-324-9010
www.redcottageinn.com

Stanford Park Hotel

From $169 a night
(0.68 miles from DB Studio)
100 El Camino
Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
800-346-8357

Best Western Riviera Inn

From $115.00 a night
(0.60 miles from DB Studio)
15 El Camino Real  
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 321-8772

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

From $99.00 a night
(1.03 miles from DB Studio)
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
800-346-8357

Stanford Inn Motel

From $65-$85 a night
(0.68 miles from DB Studio)
115 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025.
(650) 325-1428
www.stanfordinnusa.com