Mokume Essentials: From Fusing to Patterning to Patinas in just 5 days

Danaca Design | Seatlle, WA


Posted By: Anne Wolf

5619 University Way NE
Seatlle WA 98105
United States

In-person workshop at Danaca Design in Seattle, WA
Taught by Anne Wolf
June 19-23, 2023

In this action-packed 5 days all aspects of mokume gane will be covered, from fusing to patterning to patinas. On day 1 we’ll stack and fuse billets using the precise solid-state diffusion bonding method. Day 2 we’ll forge and roll the billets down to workable material. Days 3 and 4 will be an enticing smorgasbord of patterning techniques, including the cherry-blossom pattern (not offered in Anne’s online classes). Finally on day 5 she’ll share mokume-specific soldering and finishing techniques, and we’ll end with some knock-your-socks off patina recipes. You’ll leave with detailed handouts to practice and repeat the processes, equipment list to fuse your own mokume at home, fused mokume, patterned mokume, and maybe even a finished jewelry piece or two. 

Instructor Bio: Anne Wolf earned her MFA in Jewelry/Metals at San Diego State University in 1999. Based in San Diego, California, Wolf has been teaching online and in-person jewelry/metals courses and workshops since 2003. Her mokume gane metalwork has been shown across the U.S. and in international locations such as Hanau, Germany and Tsubame, Japan. Wolf has studied under Japanese metalwork masters such as Ford Hallam, Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, and James Binnion. 

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