This is a style that Liza is very proficient at and which I want to do on my teapot. I started to learn this style last year when I was at the studio and this session was to move my skills along.
I like low-relief chasing & repousse yet I found it frustrating; I felt like a beginner - AGAIN. I knew what to do but the habits of "regular" and "high" kept wanting to take over and as a result, a couple of times I had to go back and push areas down or out as I had move them too far.
I will not finish the piece you see in the mini-movie below. I am going to start it again so when I do finish it I have my original and a completed piece which, I hope, will look much much better.
As usual, watch and enjoy!