Category Archives: Project

Mokume Gane in a Coal Forge

I have more adventures in mokume gane for you! Two weeks ago, I went down to Richmond, Virgina to work with Brad Robinson. Brad is a really accomplished smith who I met in France last year. I learned a whole … Continue reading

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Help Me Make Useful Public Art!

The trials and tribulations of being a self-employed artist continue! Last month I was asked to design a round table for an outdoor memorial, so I came up with this simple, yet beautiful design. Unfortunately it turned out that the … Continue reading

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Mokume Gane Wedding Bands

I made this pair of wedding bands for friends of mine. They asked me to speak at their wedding this past weekend, and this is what I said: These rings are made from silver and copper twisted together using a … Continue reading

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Mokume Gane Tutorial

While learning to make mokume gane, I read a number of tutorials on the subject. I found that each tutorial left out some elements. I decided to write my own to hopefully add another set of ideas to the literature out there. Continue reading

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Mokume Band

A brief update from atop the night. Fine silver-copper mokume band with a sterling silver liner. Much help from my father, without whom this project would not have been started nor finished… (how many billion projects are there about which … Continue reading

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Martin’s Railing (ii)

Last weekend I drew up a couple of sketches of the railing for Martin, based on what we talked about and directions I want to push my sense of design. I’m not even worrying about skills right now because the … Continue reading

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Mokume Gane, A Success Story

Eight hours from clock in to clock out and I have one solid billet of silver-copper mokume! It measures 1-5/8″ square by approximately 1/2″. All bonds seem solid, after a few passes of forging and annealing. For reference, it contains … Continue reading

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Silver/Copper Mokume Gane

Last week, I had an epic fail with $150+ of silver when I tried to make a billet of silver-copper mokume gane. I have a few successes with copper-brass after refining my technique with that. Tomorrow I will try another … Continue reading

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Martin’s Railing (i)

This post is the start of a series that will detail the process oriented nature of my work. I’ll start at the beginning of a project, and write about my progress. Hopefully I’ll post at least one of these a … Continue reading

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