Douglas Pryor
Sculpting, Raising, Chasing, and Repousse


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Chasing Chisel Workshop: Make all the chisels.

  • Metal Arts Academy 1039 High Street Auburn, CA 95603 United States (map)

Chasing Chisel Workshop:

Chasing, repousse, uchidashi, all these styles rely on chisels we use to sculpt and shape metal.

An artist must know how to make their own tools, eventually you will challenge yourself to a project where the tools you have are not enough.
That's what we are focusing on in this 2 day course.
All those strange and difficult chisels, all the weird specific shapes that you need for custom jobs.
In this chisel making class we will be pouring over tool making strategy for one purpose and one purpose only:
to remove the barrier of tooling making so you can make the art you want to make.
Make as many chisels as you can in 2 days with the guidance and recommendations of professional chasing artist Douglas Pryor.

Tool info:
All tooling provided: Hand files, sharpening stones, optivisors, hand vices, and spring steel all provided.

Spring steel stock from 1/8th-1/2 inch will be available to work with. Chisel lengths will be pre-cut to 4-5inch lengths so we can spend our valuable time making the tools not the bar stock.

We will be using square and round stock for the chisels. Steel of W1 and O1 will be used for this chisel making jamboree.

November 16th and 17th in the year of 2019

450 per person

For availability or to sign up please contact
or you can contact me at

Metal Arts Academy
1039 High St #10, Auburn, CA 95603



Earlier Event: October 6
BABA Master Class UK Tour