Spencer started his career as a metalsmith in 1968. He found the production and sale of of mid-range precious metal adornement to be financially rewarding but personally stultifying. His good fortune allowed him to develop a personal and professional friendship with Louis Feron, a world master in the art of Chasing and Repousse who did custom work for Tiffany of New York and was the primary maker for Shlumberge, one of their designers.
The last twenty years of Henry Spencer’s career has been devoted to exploring the possibilities of Chasing and Repousse. With guidance from Louis Feron he has been able to and continues, to develop the unique effects and techniques of his art form and to discover from within a distinctive and highly personal avenue of expression.
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