Small Scale Mokume-Gane

Instructor: Eric Burris
Description: This workshop meets Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 from 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, August 27 from 11:30am - 4:30pm. Create seamless sterling silver/copper hollow rings using a low tech, low cost method of making traditional diffusion bonded mokume-gane! Loosely translated as wood grain metal, mokume-gane is a technique born out of Japanese metalsmithing and combines two or more metals to achieve organic patterned sheets ideal for jewelry fabrication. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing, Beginning Jewelry or prior experience with soldering. REQUIRED: Signed studio waiver (provided in class), safety glasses, ear plugs, ventilated respirator (3M #8515 recommended), leather work gloves, closed-toed leather shoes. NOTE: Safety items are available for purchase at the Delaplaine. Optional: Bring any basic jeweler's tools that you may have (saws, files, bench pins, scribes, etc.); for an additional $65 students can purchase a refractory brick mini-furnace and a wood and brass cleaning jig at the Delaplaine.
Dates: August 25-August 27
Day: Friday-Sunday
Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Number of Sessions: 3
Age: Adults
Cost: $340 ($315 member)