Chasing Textures

It feels like forever ago that I wrote the tutorial about chasing over air here on Hammermarks. (Looks like it was actually 4 1/2 years ago…) So do I still use this technique? Do I have work utilizing it that you can buy? Why, Yes, Yes, & Yes!

Trophy of Kaat Lir ©2015 nickel, brass 12"h x 8"w x 5.75"d $1130.00
Trophy of Kaat Lir ©2015 nickel, brass 12″h x 8″w x 5.75″d $1130.00

I’ve used this technique for a number of pieces’ overall texture which I then cut-up and reassemble, like:

Scabrous Bllom ©2015 nickel, brass 8.5″h x 6″w x 6.25″d $715.00 available through JAM Gallery in Malvern, PA

or these two available through my website:

Downrush ©2014 nickel, brass, wood 12″h x 8″w x 2″d $1030.00
Maelstrom ©2013 copper, brass
Maelstrom ©2013 copper, brass 4.75″h x 6″w x 6.5″d $2015.00

Perhaps you’d prefer jewelry…

JAM jewelry
These pieces are available at the JAM Gallery in Malvern, PA’s Winter Exhibition.
These pieces are at Handmade Holidays 6 at Some Things Looming in Reading, PA
These pieces are at Handmade Holidays 6 at Some Things Looming in Reading, PA

So as you can see, chasing over air has been a technique that’s served me well.