Davide

Davide Bigazzi Studio and Gallery is the retail gallery and working studio of Florentine jeweler, metalsmith, and instructor, Davide Bigazzi, renowned for his mastery of chasing & repousse’.

Join Italian chasing & repousse' master, Davide Bigazzi, at his studio in the U.S. for intensive, hands-on workshops that reflect the traditional Italian studio in which Davide honed his skills.

Each workshop is limited to 5 students so that you receive tailored instruction in what interests you the most. Choose from: The Art of Chasing & Repousse', The Cuff Bracelet Workshop, or Tooling Around. 

Located in a beautiful and historic garden oasis south of San Francisco, Davide Bigazzi Studio offers a unique and inspirational setting for students.

THREE DAY WORKSHOPS

Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

2017 Dates: February 3-5 - March 17-19 - May 12-14 - May 26-28 - September 22-24 - October 27-29 - Nov 17-19

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The Art of 

Chasing & Repousse'

This workshops focuses on understanding and utilizing the plasticity of metal to shape and raise rich and fluid forms and textures. Immerse yourself in metal with demonstrations & discussions on chasing tools, pitch, patina, & much more. All with an Italian cultural and historical perspective.

Price: $595

Materials Included: 22 gauge copper sheet.

Students May Bring: 5" x 5" 22 gauge st. silver.

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The Cuff Bracelet Workshop

The main focus of this workshop is the creation of a cuff bracelet by employing chasing, repoussé, forging, & soldering. Learn how to add rich textures and sculptural form to your jewelry. 

Price: $595

Materials Included: copper or brass

Students May Bring: 7 1/4" x 2 1/4"  22 gauge sterling silver sheet & sterling silver round wire 16" - 12 gauge

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Tooling Around

One day of tool making + two days of chasing and repoussé. Learn to forge and form high quality chasing tools including age-old shapes that Florentine masters have used for centuries.    

Price: $595 + $25 materials fee

Materials Included: copper + tool steel for 6 chasing tools.

Student May Bring: 5" x 5" 22 gauge st. silver

 

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The Five Day Intensive

Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

 

 DATE PENDING

The Art of Chasing and Repoussé

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.

Price: $1300

Materials Included: copper or brass

Students May Bring: 5" x 5" -22 gauge st. silver and/or 7 1/4" x 2 1/4" -22 gauge st. silver