Dan is a metal artist that lives and maintains his studio outside of Waldport, OR.
"Repoussť 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 repoussť, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.
"While repoussť 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 repoussť 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 or less a history of the work of our artists. 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 change over time for an artist. And some pieces will remain unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.
Of course, there are some here that may be able to be duplicated - at least to some degree - by the artist. Please contact us if there is a piece you may be interested in.
View free glassblowing demonstrations almost every afternoon from our specially built observation deck!