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chasing and repousse in steel class with douglas pryor.debra montgomery
"Come join Douglas Pryor in a two day class where he will show his style of high relief repousse in steel. He has a full range of skills as a sculptor but what sets him apart is that he works his art into fully functional armour grade steels. Douglas’s armour does more than withstand the tests of combat but also enriches the reenactment community’s culture with artwork. He will show the skills needed to work in heavy gauge steels that can also be easily applied in thinner gauge copper or brass projects. This workshop will be on sculpting the human face going through the processes to make your own. In this hands on class Douglas will work with you through all of the steps to create your own design in steel, brass, or copper. The basic material, tools, and needed supplies will be provided for you. Anyone who has basic repousse skills and would like to explore this process is welcome to join this class."

This is perfect for my year of growth and art!  

Through my pitch sales, I have gotten an unexpected opportunity to learn about chasing and repousse in steel and focus on the human face!  This will definitely raise the bar for my skills.  I have not done any repousse / chasing work in steel to date and I have been wanting to do some figurative work, particularly faces and such.   Am very much looking forward to this class!  



Please note: For private commissions such as what is represented here on my website, all reproduction and publication rights are retained by the artist.Images of privately commissioned work may not be publicly / commercially reproduced by the client without the artist’s consent. 

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debra montgomery fine metal sculpture artist


I am a welder by trade, having changed careers in 2000.  I anticipated pursuing a very practical blue collar career when I went back to school.  In discovering the aesthetic versus functional aspects of metal along the way, it has proven to be an unexpected and fascinating detour in my vocational path.  

Working primarily in welded steel and the copper forming techniques of repousse and chasing, I value expressiveness and textures in my work.  An integral part of my style is accuracy and tangibility. When people see my work, I want them be inclined to reach out and touch it.

I do not always have a set plan when I start creating a piece.  There are mathematical formulas for elements such as proportions and scale.  Other times, the metal surface can, in essence, take on a life of its own, with the shadows from the lights hinting where the next hammer hit should be.  A good part of my passion for and the challenge I get out of my work is driven by my finding the way to the end result. 

I take great pleasure in utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques, bringing into fruition, detail-oriented two and three dimensional art that would be considered non-traditional in nature.     
As I continue to hone my skills as an artisan, I hope to develop my portfolio into a diverse and extraordinary collection of work that one would not expect to be constructed out of metal.

Go to my WORK UNDER CONSTRUCTION page to see progress photos of some of the projects I have done or my FAQ page for additional information.

Me at work in the shop!

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