All of our online distance learning courses run as private Facebook groups. This is the only way you will be able to access the course materials. After completing your registration you will be directed to the private Facebook group where you can request to join. We will accept your request as soon as possible.
The course is suitable for the intermediate level metal clay enthusiast and requires a kiln.
There are six project videos included in the course.
For a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio you get full detailed instructional videos & support documents as well as live interaction with Tracey for full support & to ask her any questions you might have. We also encourage you to post pictures of your achievements & chat with other group members. These courses offer amazing value for money. You can join this course at any time.
Please note that you will be added to the group manually. You cannot download this course
What We Will Cover
Mokume Gane is a traditional technique that dates back thousands of years. It was used to decorate Japanese Samurai swords. It is now also used in the traditional jewellery and metalsmithing world. The traditional technique and process begins by layering up different metal sheets then, under intensive heat and pressure, the patterns are forged. This process is labour intensive and makes the Mokume Gane expensive to produce. Nowadays with the wonders of metal clay, the technique has been brought back to life in a new and contemporary way.
I will give you tips and teach you techniques to create the various pattern combinations that go into creating the distinctive different coloured layers called Mokume Gane. We will be practicing these layers or pattern combinations first, as patterns can vary from random wood grain to more formal geometric patterns; the choice is yours. Some of the mixed metal combinations are not Mokume Gane at all but are simply mixed metal pieces which still have a stunning effect in the two contrasting metals.
These Mokume Gane and mixed metal patterns can be practiced in polymer clay first so that you can gain confidence in the techniques and see the patterns emerging as a result of the process. Once you have practiced and found the designs you prefer, you’ll move on to work with the metal clay. But be aware that polymer clay doesn’t always behave the same as metal clay.
You will be encouraged to post pictures of your work and Tracey will give you ongoing feedback. You will also be able to join in the discussion with other group members. You will be able to pick up heaps of experience from each other.
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