Dan is a metal artist that lives and maintains his studio outside of Waldport, OR.
"Repoussé is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side. There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.
"While repoussé is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The term chasing is derived from the noun "chase", which refers to a groove, furrow, channel or indentation. The adjectival form is "chased work".
"The techniques of repoussé and chasing utilise the plasticity of metal, forming shapes by degrees. There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is stretched locally and the surface remains continuous. The process is relatively slow, but a maximum of form is achieved, with one continuous surface of sheet metal of essentially the same thickness. Direct contact of the tools used is usually visible in the result, a condition not always apparent in other techniques, where all evidence of the working method is eliminated."
You can see more of Dan's amazing copper work on his website.
This section is intended as more a history of the work this artist has displayed over time at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery, and not a catalog of what's currently available. As such, it is useful more as a means of seeing the evolution of an artists' work, rather than a representation of what the artist is currently creating. Techniques, colors used, and even form of color are elements that are likely to change over time. Also, some pieces will be unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.
The gallery at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery includes work from nearly 50 different artists, all from the Pacific Northwest, almost all from Oregon, and most from Oregon's central coast. Whereas Bob creates his work exclusively within our studio, the other artists have their own studios in which they create their work. Though our gallery basically just purchases their work to sell, we like to promote them in any way we can - which includes showcasing them on our website. Their appearance here is in no way meant to imply that they work for Bob or for Ocean Beaches Glassblowing.