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’.

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“Smack in the middle of the world’s high-tech hub, an Italian artisan

shares his old-world craftsmanship with clients and students.” : Silicon Valley Magazine

Join Florentine chasing & repousse' master, Davide Bigazzi, at his studio in California for intensive and hands-on workshops. Each workshop is limited to five students so that everyone receives individualized instruction tailored to ones ability, goals, and interests. Located in a beautiful and historic garden oasis south of San Francisco, Davide Bigazzi Studio offers a unique and inspirational setting which evokes the feeling of an Italian bottega.

THREE DAY WORKSHOPS

January 25-27 : March 8-10 : May 17-19

Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

The following three areas of focus are offered on all of the dates above.

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The Art Of Chasing & Repousse'


THE ART OF CHASING & REPOUSSE’ : This workshop 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: $695

Materials Included: 22 gauge copper sheet.

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

Request a registration form at: info@davidebigazzistudio.com

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: $695

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

Request a registration form at: info@davidebigazzistudio.com

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Tooling Around

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: $695 + $25 materials fee

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

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

Request a registration form at: info@davidebigazzistudio.com

 

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The Five Day

Intensive

Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

DATE PENDING

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