In the class, Surface Treatments for Mokume Gane, Japanese Alloys and Reticulation Silver, scheduled for July 12 at Rio Grande, you can learn from Phillip Baldwin, the owner and creative force behind Shining Wave Metals, how to give your exotic-metal designs the finishes that bring out their beautifully intricate patterns and textures. Exotic metals, such as mokume gane, Japanese alloys and reticulation silver, benefit so much from special surface and finishing treatments, and this class gives you the opportunity to learn the techniques and methods direct from a master.
Find out more about Phillip, his creative approach and the exotic metals he designs in this post that appeared in The Studio not long ago: “Phillip Baldwin’s Shining Wave of Mokume Gane.”
This one-day class presents a variety of final surface treatments that will help you achieve the most attractive finish for jewelry made from these metals. Work with Phillip as he demonstrates the various techniques, and then practice them yourself right there in the classroom.
Phillip will explain the basics of both the chemistry and the physics involved so that you’ll carry away not only new skills, but also the foundation of new knowledge that you can use for all of your jewelry-making work. All the tools and equipment needed for the class are provided, and anything you create is yours to keep.
Jump at this opportunity to learn from an industry expert in exotic metals such as mokume gane and reticulation silver—seats are limited and they go fast, so reserve yours today!