This type of work is rather beyond the capabilities of the amateur unless he has had some artistic training. It comprises metal repouss6, twisted iron work, beaten copper and pewter work, and, when carried to its logical conclusion, must also 114 embrace the gold and silversmiths’. For most forms of metal work, a forge of some kind is necessary; although some of the work may be done with nothing but a hammer and a small anvil. Metal repousse’ is very much the same in principle as leather repousse^ but, of course, the work is much heavier and requires different tools.
There are classes for metalwork attached to every school of art, giving quite a comprehensive tuition in the art in all its branches, and those interested are recommended to register with their local school of art.