Each of my pieces is one of a kind, created from a flat sheet of metal and hand sculpted, freehand, with small, blunt tools and thousands of hammer blows. These techniques are called Chasing and Repousse, and they date back thousands of years. There are no molds, stamps or machines used in this process. The pieces are first worked from the back, pushing out the metal to create depth (repousse) and then the piece is worked from the front (chasing) to add detail and texture. These techniques have nearly become a lost art, as there are faster ways to accomplish something similar today, but the end result of machine made does not compare to the look and the feel of these handmade, truly unique pieces. I love to share these incredible techniques and do my small part in keeping these traditional skills alive.