ERIC BURRIS "Small Scale Mokume-Gane" 3 DAY WORKSHOP

  • 04 Nov 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 06 Nov 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center, Arts & Crafts, Bldg 4, 200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85711; Contact: 520.290.8503
  • 12

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Small Scale Mokume-Gane

Mokume-Gane is a traditional Japanese technique in which two or more different metals are meticulously cleaned, alternately stacked, compressed, and heated to a high temperature.  The result is the fusing of all layers into  a solid billet.

The workshop will begin with a demonstration of Eric’s simplified low tech method of making mokume-gane.  He uses a refractory brick mini furnace and soldering torch to fire the billet.  Students will not make their own billets in this workshop but will work with a purchased billet.  Next, Eric will show the process of forging, rolling, and patterning the billet into a 3”x3”, 18 gauge, piece of mokume-gane sheet.  Each participant will produce their own piece of sheet.  Eric will demonstrate how to create a seamless washer formed ring with an inside sterling silver liner.  Students will make their own ring and if time allows, a pair of earrings from their patterned sheet. 

BIO: Eric Burris has been making mokume-gane for nearly 15 years, and for half that time, he has been teaching workshops on the technique.  He started working with mokume-gane at graduate school at ASU.  It was an easy follow on to the forging he learned as an undergraduate at KSU. After grad school and the transitioning to a smaller studio, Eric developed a low tech process with affordable equipment to make high quality mokume-gane.  It is this method he employs to produce the mokume-gane used in his jewelry today.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate and above.

WORKSHOP FEES: $345 ADC member/$360 non member.

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