When Maureen Drdak set out to learn the ancient technique of Nepalese repoussé metalwork — hammering a sheet of metal from both sides to shape it — she thought it would be a walk in the park. After all, Drdak, a visual artist now based in Ardmore, had been painting all her life.

“I thought, ‘How difficult can hammering metal be? I’m really great at what I do,’” Drdak said.

She sought out one of the world’s great masters, Rabindra Shakya, in Nepal. “I showed Rabindra the forms I wanted to do, and he said, ‘OK, maybe you should just practice making a line on a piece of copper.’”  Continue reading at The Inquirer Daily News

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