I'm taking my mokume gane patterning class on the road this summer - on June 29 and 30 I'll be teaching at Idyllwild Arts, as part of their summer jewelry classes. Big thanks to Deb Jemmott (my colleague at West City and the organizer of Metals Week in Idyllwild) for making this possible.
The class will spend one day creating patterns on copper/brass blank mokume, using relatively easy and rewarding techniques like stamping and direct hammer texture. The second day students will create a finished jewelry piece with their mokume, or learn to pattern silver/copper. Or both! I'll be passing along all the tips and tricks specific to handling mokume I've learned over the years, from soldering to patinating. And of course the whole weekend we'll be surrounded by the beauty of the trees and the re-energizing force of the mountains. I am so looking forward to it.
Last week I got an email from the organizers saying my class is full! I think they are still taking names for a waitlist though, so check it out here if you are interested. If you are already enrolled, see you in June!
Experience the excitement of watching a 20-ton hydraulic press in action! Anneville Jewelry Lab member Janet Herman will share her knowledge, experience and cool collection of dies to demonstrate how she creates bees, lions and more out of copper and silver. Janet will discuss her research using different types of metal and share some of the tips and tricks she's learning in working in this interesting technique. Get details and directions.
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