Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Technique vs Machines

Usually people think of religious Icons when we talk about the human figure in Metal Embossing. With this portrait in pewter  I wanted to show you one of the many other ways in which you can create most anything on metal, specially if you do it on Pewter which is , as I always say,  the "Rolls Royce of metals for hand embossing". 

Pewter is so soft and malleable that you can create the volume, dimension and textures you desire while working with the only metal that has the richness, color and shine of silver without its price.
Join me in any of our Intensive 2 day workshops and learn the techniques of the traditional Metal Embossing (Repujado).  These techniques will give you a solid foundation to emboss anything you want in any metal you use: pewter, silver, copper or aluminum.
Knowing the techniques allow you to emboss anything, from the simplest card or embellisment using embossing plates, stamps or stencils to the most challenging and museum-like pieces.
Don't limit yourself  and your creativity to just what an embossing folder or machine can do!!!
Only a very soft and fine metal as pewter allows you tho create the high dimension achieved in this Art Nouveau project.
Another example of what can be done knowing the techniques of Metal Embossing; hardly something that can be done running an embossing folder through a machine...


  1. The Art Nouveau piece is stunning. Are you teaching any classes in the Seattle area this year? I was not able to attend your workshop in Portland in October. I'm hoping you'll be out this way again soon.

  2. Are there any workshops scheduled in the Southeast this year..Florida, Georgia, or Alabama?

  3. The art your mother started is unbelievable! It is absolutely stunning. It is great that you are carrying on her trade! She looked like a great person! Sorry for your loss.
    I have the same question as AM. I would love to see this work or possibly take a workshop. I reside in Florida. I use a big shot now for some metal embossing (small stuff on copper). I would love to know more of what you do. Thanks much

  4. Thank you all....I teach intensive 2-day workshops every month in Dallas. I will also be teaching in Kansas City Mo, Ohio and yes, Gwen, I will be in Portland again this year (Art and Soul Retreat).

  5. These are gorgeous! One of these days I really want to go to Dallas for you workshops!

  6. Oh, I wish I could go to Kansas City. I live in Wichita, but I don't have a car. Sigh

  7. Where can I purchase the Metal Wax?