Fuse, Forge, & Roll - February 3-5, 2024
February 3-5, 2024, 10am - 5pm Pacific time
Tuition $650 (+$60 kit fee payable in class)
Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique in which layers of non-ferrous metals are fused together using time, heat, and pressure (no solder). All aspects of the billet-making process will be covered, from billet design, proper cleaning and prep, to what temperatures and soak times to use for what metals, etc. We’ll be using the precise solid-state diffusion bonding method, and hot-forging our billets down to milling thickness. Finally we’ll roll the billets down to sheet and/or rod, so your material will be ready to pattern. As time allows we will discuss/demo aspects of patterning and patination, but the main focus here is fusing and working the billet into usable material. Best for intermediate students, but eager beginners are welcome.
This class is held at Anne's studio in Liberty Station - 4 benches, lots of natural light, park-like setting with fabulous restaurants a few minutes walk away. Only 2 miles from the airport.
Kit fee covers consumables, use of torque plates, and billet materials (except optional silver). Students also have the option to purchase a stainless steel torque plate set for $160.
This semi-private class is limited to 4 students.