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.
Today's mokume gane twist workshop produced some terrific student work. I'm always amazed at how differently every student approaches this technique. Starting with 6mm square solid mokume-gane rod, students twisted, forged and filed their way to unique finished projects from bracelets to an abstract metal art pieces. Copper/brass mokume was included in the class but two students upgraded to silver/copper/brass mokume. We even had an advanced student doing stamping techniques too while working on two different projects.
The Anneville Fair Team is an informal group of makers working together on wearable jewelry projects for the San Diego County Fair.
Deadline April 26th • $10 per entry fair fee.
Collaborative Lab Sessions
Tuesdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session - 15 min. Coaching session with Anne (optional).
Wednesdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session - 15 min. Coaching session with Julie (optional).
Thursdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session
Saturdays: 2-5 Team Work Session (on Open Lab days)
Anneville Jewelry Lab offers low cost hourly bench rentals in our Open Lab throughout the week. We’re located in sunny San Diego’s Liberty Station with abundant free parking, artisan coffee and a wide array of food options. In addition to the Anneville Jewelry Club we offer ongoing jewelry/metal arts classes from beginner basics to advanced techniques with new classes starting all the time.
Join the Fair Team! Sign up in person at The Lab.
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Want to know more about the free Anneville Jewelry Club? Visit our Club page.
We're not a gang, we're a Club! Anneville Jewelry Club is a free, informal group of metalsmiths and makers. No dues, no meetings, no malarky, we just get together to learn, work, make friends and have fun.
Anneville Jewelry Lab offers low cost hourly bench rentals in our Open Lab throughout the week. We’re located in sunny San Diego’s Liberty Station with abundant free parking, artisan coffee and a wide array of food options. In addition to the Anneville Jewelry Club we offer ongoing jewelry/metal arts classes from beginner basics to advanced techniques with new classes starting all the time. See what the Club is up to lately on Instagram @annevillejewelrylab.
Interested in joining? Just sign up at Anneville Jewelry Lab (yes, it's a real bulletin board and you sign up on paper with a pen). We'll add you to our mailing list and when you see an event you want to attend, just come on down.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.