Mokume Essentials: From Fusing to Patinas in just 5 days

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Mokume Essentials: From Fusing to Patinas in just 5 days
Instructor: Anne Wolf
June 19 - June 23, 5 Days, 10am-5pm
Class Fee: $960 | $120 (payable to instructor in class)

Class format: In Person

Prerequisites: Best for intermediate students, but eager beginners are welcome

Class Description

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 this complex technique will be covered in just 5 days, 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. 

Students MAY Bring:

  • hand vise (“handy vise” from Micromark)
  • optivisor /magnifying device (available in studio store)
  • portable task light

Material KITS Include:

  • Copper, brass, and nickel silver sheet, cut to size.
  • Fusing consumables including grade 8 nuts and bolts, use of stainless steel torque plates.
  • Copper/brass mokume blanks (x2)Sterling/copper mokume blank (x1)
  • Recommended sanding discs and mandrel, sandpaper and polishing cloth
  • Patina and wax kit
  • Exclusive silver/Japanese alloy mokume combinations and stainless steel torque plates also available for purchase in class.


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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