Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese technique of fusing ferrous
Masterclass in Mokume
Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese technique of fusing ferrous (steel) and non ferrous (copper, brass, nickel, silver, gold) metals to create beautiful multicoloured patterns for use in jewellery, knifemaking and sculpture.
Learn how to develop a billet (block) of mokume and how to achieve the pattern you desire in the finished piece. Students will learn how to fuse the different metal components so that they remain together and how to forge the billet at high temperature to produce a pattern.
To allow for close supervision, this intensive course has a small class size of 4 students.
A piece of jewellery, a pendant or ring made from your own Mokume
Students will learn
Fusing a billet of Mokume with correct temperature and setup
Forge welding with use of a press
Revealing and developing the pattern using forging and stock removal techniques
All materials will be provided for the completion of the tools including handles. All safety gear including leather blacksmith aprons, eye, ear and hand protection (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer)
Anyone with an interest in learning how to make jewellery or other creative pieces from Mokume
What to bring
Lunch and morning tea
A favorite hammer, gloves, or other tools – if you prefer to use your own
Bottle of water and snacks
What to wear
Clothing appropriate for a workshop – long pants and sleeves (preferably natural fibre), solid shoes or boots.