Craft your own unique mokume-gane ring!
Mokume Gane, or wood grain metal, is a traditional Japanese technique in which two or more different metals are alternately stacked, compressed and heated to a high temperature. The result is a fused block or billet that can be made into sheet metal with a variety of patterns by repeatedly carving through layers and reducing the thickness.
Participants will learn a low tech, but efficient method to making Mokume Gane. Forging and patterning techniques will be demonstrated and with pre-made silver and copper billets participants will pattern their own piece and fabricate a seamless band ring with a sterling silver liner.
Prerequisite: Intro to Metals + Jewelry or equivalent experience
Saturday & Sunday I 9:30a – 4:00p | May 4 & 5
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The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an independent educational nonprofit organization growing a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalworking for new and established artists in Baltimore. Your tax deductible donation will directly support a student who wants to rent studio time, take a class, or sign up for a workshop.