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Copper Repousse

with Jay Hatfield


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June 22, 2024

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Class Description

Repoussé is a metalworking technique where a malleable metal (Copper or Aluminum) is shaped or ornamented by hammering or pushing from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. This art form has been employed for centuries across various cultures, including ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Far East. The process typically involves placing a thin sheet of metal on a surface and then hammering it from the back to achieve intricate patterns or three-dimensional forms on the front. Repoussé allows for the creation of detailed and elaborate designs, ranging from decorative motifs to narrative scenes. The resulting pieces showcase a unique combination of craftsmanship and artistic expression, making repoussé an enduring and versatile technique in the realm of metal artistry.

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About the Instructor

Jay Hatfield started his blacksmithing journey at the age of 14 in Boy Scouts. The Boy Scout camp brought in a blacksmith to show troops how to make a tomahawk. Jay made one and was very interested in blacksmithing from then on. Once out of the military and college, 20 years later, Jay immersed himself in the training and technique of blacksmithing. He was self-taught for the first five years until he was able to go take a day class from Master Smith Jerry Darnell. Jay joined the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association (ODBSA) in 2012 and attended monthly meetings for the next 7 years. He was elected the president of the ODBSA in January 2020.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.

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