5-day Mokume Gane Intensive with Jim Binnion and Chris Ploof. April 20-24, 2015

by Revere Academy on November 27, 2014

$1199 + $80 kit

Mokume Gane is the Japanese art of creating wood-grained metal. The technique was developed centuries ago to decorate the armor and swords of Samurai warriors. Mokume Gane is one of the most intriguing and captivating metal techniques. It is now possible to bring this beautiful art form into contemporary jewelry. The Academy is proud to present two classes in this metal technique, taught by two of the leaders in this field.

Learn the complete process, from preparing metal layers for laminating, joining the metals with heat and pressure, and then finally adding patterns to produce sheets with unique and exquisitely patterned surfaces. Prerequisite: Fabrication 1 or experience.

Jim Binnion is a respected engineer and innovator in the technical metals field. Himself a master goldsmith, Jim is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on the science of jewelry making and patterned metals.
Chris Ploof is an award-winning master jeweler who has made his own contributions to the field of contemporary jewelry design and technology. Chris has twice been chosen to receive the Santa Fe Symposium’s Industry Leader Award.


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