2 Day Virtual Workshop
with Anne Wolf
Saturday - Sunday
April 10-11, 2021; 12:00 - 6:00 pm EST daily
Register by March 30th to allow time for kits to be sent (March 15th for International Students)
Take your mokume gane patterning to a whole new level - beyond stamping, twisting and chiseling. At a fundamental level, mokume gane patterning is analogous to the geologic processes of uplift, metamorphosis, and erosion. In this newly expanded class, Anne reveals unexpected ways to pattern which she has discovered over the years. With hammers, stamps and other tools we will metamorphosize the blank mokume gane sheet; the patterns will begin to appear as our files erode away the disturbed layers. The focus will be on creating uniquely patterned mokume sheet that can be used later to make jewelry, box lids, and more. Best for students who have taken at least one mokume gane class, or well-equipped and motivated beginners. This online class is designed to work just like an in-person workshop. We’ll be teaching via Zoom and you’re encouraged to work on your piece and ask questions along the way:
We’ll begin with an interactive presentation and demos and then we’ll break for lunch.
During lunch, the Zoom meeting stays open so you can either take a break or continue working with your fellow students.
Anne returns to the Zoom session after lunch, to answer questions. You can work on your own or rejoin the Zoom class to work alongside your fellow students.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate or ambitious beginners - prior mokume experience not necessary but experience annealing, forging, filing and using rolling mill is helpful.
I have been teaching jewelry/metalwork classes and creating custom mokume-gane wedding rings, jewelry and one-of-a-kind metal art objects since 1991. I earned my Masters of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metals in 1999, training primarily under Helen Shirk and Arline Fisch at San Diego State University. From 2003-2014 I taught a four-level jewelry/metals course at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. In 2007 I met a group of mokume artists working in Northern California - Toshiyuki Kawai, Earl Bushey, Jerry Blanchard and Gene Novagratsky. With them I learned to fuse, forge and pattern mokume gane using traditional Japanese methods. My work has been shown across the U.S. and in international venues such as the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus in Hanau, Germany and the Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum in Tsubame, Japan. Creativity, quality craftsmanship and obsessive attention to detail are among my goals for every piece I create. I am committed to the format of functional craft as a vehicle for artistic expression. For me, a successful piece communicates with viewers on a level more meaningful than words, and reflects the traditions of metalsmiths throughout history.
Connect with Anne on Instagram @annevillestudio.
Questions, contact Artist Assistant
Member Fee: $250.00
Non-member Fee: $275.00
In the comfort of your home studio
Materials and Supplies
Materials Kits can be ordered directly from Anneville Studio and you can choose between the basic or deluxe version. Please allow 10 days for delivery. (March 30th deadline for US students, March 15th for International Students)
Basic Materials Kit: 2 pieces of copper/brass mokume gane, steel stamping and forming tools, sanding discs and mandrel, sandpaper and wax. $60
Deluxe Materials Kit: Includes all above, plus a piece of silver/copper mokume and sample size of Baldwin’s patina. $120
Equipment you will need: Rough files, jeweler’s hand files, small cross-pein hammer, torch for annealing, sturdy forging surface, planishing hammer, wooden dapping block or sandbag, large inexpensive ball pein hammer. Optional: rolling mill, pattern plates or other rolling mill textures, stamp tools.
Not a current MAGG member? Join today Membership is $50 annually.
Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org
If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop. If the workshop is sold out you will be given an option to be added to the waitlist.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible. A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop. Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund. If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.