The terms embossing/chasing and repousse refer to the shaping and hammering of metal. Embossing and chasing is the process by which we hammer the front-side of the metal to create unique textures and patterns. Repousse is when we flip the piece over and push the metal outwards, creating a relief. This piece was made using hammers and other small (3-5 mm) tools to develop an image. After the metal is shaped, we add chemical and dye patinas for vibrant color.