Client: rupertharris

Location: Glossary

The process of removing or repairing disfiguring or unintended elements on the surface of a casting.

The term also refers to clarifying details and imparting a variety of surface textures to a metal surface (see photo) by means of hammering with variously shaped punches, tracers, chisels, files, etc.

A metal vessel or sheet is often backed with pitch or tar to support it during the chasing operation (however bronze sculptures do not require such additional support).