Ah Haa School for the Arts

Jewelry Making: The Art of Mokume Gane With Anne Wolf

Jewelry Making: The Art of Mokume Gane With Anne Wolf

3 Day Course  9/20/2022 – 9/22/2022

Daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM $650

Email natalie@ahhaa.org to be notified when registration opens

Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese technique involving fused layers of differently colored metals that form unique organic patterns. This class begins at the patterning stage – we will be using fused mokume gane blanks (copper/brass included in kit fee, other more exotic silver-containing combinations will be available for purchase in class). This allows us to focus on the most artistic part of mokume gane – unique and expressive pattern development. We will be trying a variety of techniques, from stamping to direct hammering among others. The special considerations for fabricating and finishing mokume gane work will be covered, including soldering and patination. Students can choose to focus on creating multiple patterned samples for inclusion in later work, or create one or more simple finished jewelry pieces. This class is available to all levels, however some experience soldering and working with silver will be helpful. Even advanced jewelers/metalsmiths will benefit from learning these secrets of mokume gane patterning.

 

This program is non-refundable as of 45 days prior to the start of the class.

About the Instructor

ANNE WOLF earned her MFA in Jewelry/Metals at San Diego State University in 1999. Based in San Diego, California, Wolf has been teaching jewelry/metals courses and workshops since 2003. Wolf’s work has been shown across the U.S. and in international locations such as Hanau, Germany and Tsubame, Japan. A self-proclaimed mokume gane geek, Wolf has studied under Japanese metalwork masters such as Ford Hallam, Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, and James Binnion.