“Patterning Mokume Gane” Workshop with Wayne Werner

by Laela Cottone on July 21, 2010

Creative Metalworks School of Design


A Two-Day Masters Workshop


Wayne Werner

“Patterning Mokume Gane”

August 14th & 15th, 2010 (Sat & Sun) 10 am -4 pm

at Creative Metalworks School of Design

There will also be a “Meet the Artist” reception for

Wayne on

Friday, August 13th from 4-8:00 pm

Experience the beauty of working with Mokume Gane’ a Japanese metalsmithing technique that literally translates into “eye of the wood”. Often referred to as Damascus style metalworking, this process manipulates multi-layered billets of different colored metals. The billets are forged, twisted and gauged to produce amazing patterns and textures that resemble wood, smoke, and sedimentary layers. The material can be used in all sorts of metalsmithing applications. Students receive a billet to pattern and to use in their own projects. Forging, soldering and riveting techniques will be explored as well as etching and coloring to expose patterns. After this class students will have knowledge to produce rings, pendants, cuffs, and other beautiful jewelry items in both precious and non-precious metals.

Wayne Werner is a third generation metalsmith from Baltimore. He has made a living as a maker for over 15 years. He has traveled around the world to learn with metal workers from Italy and Egypt to Java and Bali. Specializing in cold-forging precious metals, Werner has incorporated the traditional techniques of gold and platinum smithing with his artistic vision of paying homage to the fertility cults of the ancient world. Primarily making a living retailing his work, Werner has participated in over 200 high-end craft shows nationally. He has received many awards for his work including the World Gold Council’s Gold Distinction award and the MJSA Vision award for Mokume Gane. Werner is a former instructor at the Fuji Studio in Florence, Italy, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. In 2006, he was asked to demonstrate his craft at The Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC.

This workshop is intended for intermediate and advance students.

The cost for this workshop is $285 + $100 Lab Fee. For more information and a workshop materials list, please visit http://www.creativemetalworks.com/p369.html

Creative Metalworks 10501 Wheatley Street Kensington MD 20895.

The School of Design entrance is (downstairs) at 10453 Metropolitan Avenue.

To Register; Call Creative Metalworks at 301-933-1500

For additional information: www.creativemetalworks.com/p636.html

Or: www.creativemetalworks.com

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