Deb Kirk shares this with us~
I expect to be taking a couple of private workshops in late spring with Ron Van Ostrand, a master Roycroft artisan. (http://www.ronvano.com/ and http://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/)
I took one of his basic metalsmithing courses a few years ago to learn the basics of chasing and repousse. It's taken me a lot of practice since then, and lots of sore fingers, but I'm finally producing some pieces I'm happy with.
And besides the boxes shown here, there are so many other ways to use chased metal - in jewellery, enamelled pieces, clock faces, wall pieces, tableware.... the possibilities are endless.