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Inspire

We educate and inspire new and established artists, as well as promote metalsmithing and art jewelry to the general public through exhibitions, community and educational outreach.

Educate

The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an educational nonprofit building a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalsmithing and art jewelry.

Connect

We envision Baltimore reconnected to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry. New generations of art jewelers will preserve and evolve the field through practice and education.

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

Happenings – Events – Exhibitions

Learn to create lightweight and durable obejcts in Ferrous to Fine: Steel for Jewelers

MICA students! Sign up for our summer metals + jewelry program starting in May!

Join us Friday, April 19th for the opening reception of Drawing Down.

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.