Mokume Gane Boxes: Patterning to Patinas

Anne Wolf | Farmington, PA


Posted By: Anne Wolf

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Rd
Farmington PA 15437
United States

Mokume Gane Boxes: Patterning to Patinas
In-person at Touchstone Center for Crafts, western Pennsylvania
June 24-28, 2024
Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique that uses fused layers of different metals to form organic patterns. Starting with fused mokume gane billets, participants will dive into the versatile metamorphic method of patterning, creating multiple samples. Participants will then fabricate their uniquely patterned sheet into soldered hollow-form boxes. Skills covered include patterning mokume gane, box design, forging, texturing, fabrication, soldering with precise temperature control, finishing and patination. Multiple box design ideas will be shown, with options for different levels of experience.

Touchstone is in a beautiful rural, retreat-like setting; students can stay and dine on campus, returning to the studio for optional evening work hours.

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