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Mokume Gane

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Do you want to learn about metal clay but find that travelling to a class is not convenient? Then why not learn online at your leisure.

This course operates via a private Facebook group. After you pay your fee, we add you as a member of the group. Only current course members are able to view the course information.

Please note that you will be added to the group manually. You cannot download this course yourself.


There are 6 project videos included in this intermediate level course.

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.

You will be given tips and taught techniques to create the various pattern combinations that go into creating the distinctive different coloured layers called Mokume Gane. You will practice 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.

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.

You can join this course at any time and you will have access to the pre-recorded videos, downloadable pdf files & support notes for a twelve month period. After that, if you need more time, we can give you an extension for a further year for a heavily discounted price.

Please note that you will be added to the group manually. You cannot download this course yourself.

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