Masterclass

Tracey Spurgin - New Mokume Gane

Mokume-gane (木目金) is a traditional Japanese technique that dates back thousands of years, and was originally used in the manufacture of samurai swords. The word mokume-gane roughly translates into "wood grain metal" , which describes the beautiful layered effect very well.  However, the traditional technique is an incredibly labour intensive process, which also makes it very expensive to produce. 

 

Now, thanks to the wonders of metal clay, this technique has been brought back to life in the new and contemporary way, which is much simpler. Hello NEW Mokume Gane! 

 

During this master class Tracey will share her tips and techniques, and teach you how to layer silver and copper clay to create different pattern combinations, as well as how to fire this combination of two different types of clays successfully. You can make a few pairs of earrings to test out the different pattern techniques, or one statement pendant.

 

Please note; due to the long firing schedule the pieces will be fired over night, and will be ready for you to collect the next day to polish and finish.

Experience needed: Suitable for all levels

Session starts: Fri 9.00

Who is Tracey? To find out more, click here

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Please bring:

Apart from your standard metal clay kit, you will need the following for Tracey's class:

  • Apron - this gets dusty!

  • Dust mask

  • Selection of coarse to medium Wet & Dry sandpaper (not 3M sanding sponges)

  • Baby wipes

  • Deep texture mats