I'm so pleased to be able to share here the youtube channel of one of my mentors - Earl Bushey. Earl is the fellow who introduced me to mokume gane back in 2007. It changed the whole direction of my metals career - if I hadn't run into him I'd probably still be doing photo-etching. He only has three videos up right now, but they are all on mokume gane. In one he shares a very detailed step-by-step on creating his favorite mokume gane chisel pattern. Enjoy!
February 15-17, 2023, Fuse Forge Roll
Couldn't have asked for a nicer bunch of students for this fusing class, the first in my re-designed studio. I love students who have come to learn, and understand that learning and producing finished work are different things - sometimes both happen, but actually the learning is the most important. These guys were ready with so many questions, from phase diagrams to shibuichi alloys, studiously taking notes and filling out their billet worksheets. And of course there was plenty of scrubbing, fusing, squishing, forging and rolling. We all enjoyed the first night meet & greet at the Market, then a fun dinner at Mitch's Seafood - secret local hangout! Click 'read more' for all the pics and Go Big recap too!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.