On the wooden plank is an art deco test piece that I've been developing. I want to teach the students how to do chasing and repoussé, but I want the process to be visibly intriguing as well.The idea is to use an architectural detail and to shape the piece of wood accordingly.The piece of wood can then be exhibited as well.
The department is participating in an art deco exhibition which is part of the UIA, and this is one way integrating external activities into the curriculum.
The sheets of steel plate lying in front are from cool drink cans that are being up-cycled. I have this idea about using thin sheets of metal for my embossings.