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Mokume Gane with Eric Burris

  • May 19, 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • May 21, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Newberg Jewelry Studio & Supply, 2401 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132
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Eric has been working with the Mokume Gane technique for 15 years. Drawn to the organic wood-like patterns, it is the primary material in his jewelry and the focus of his workshops. His goal is teaching jewelers and metalsmiths a low-tech, low-cost, and efficient method to making traditional diffusion bonded Mokume Gane.

Workshop Description

A series of demonstrations on the traditional method of diffusion bonded Mokume Gane

  • Immaculately clean copper and sterling silver sheets are fused together through compression and high heat to form a solid billet of metal with alternating layers
  • Billet is fired in a refractory brick mini-furnace with a soldering torch as the heat source
  • After forging to a predetermined thickness the billet can be made into twisted ring stock or patterned sheet metal
  • Raw material is made in conjunction with a jewelry project; a seamless washer formed ring or a forged band ring, both done with an inside sterling silver liner

*Please note that registration for all CMAG workshops will be open to CMAG members only for two weeks.  After two weeks any remaining spots will be open to the general public. A new membership can take up to 24 hours to be processed, so please plan accordingly.

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