James Binnion Workshop

Patterning Mokume Gane with James Binnion

July 18-20, 2016
Salida, CO

This three-day patterning workshop focuses primarily on the techniques of patterning mokume gane laminates using burs. This class is for those who wish to work with pre-laminated mokume gane stock and explore patterning. In this class you will create patterns in 3-mm-thick laminated sheet and then forge and roll it into final flat patterned sheet. Students also make a ring from bar stock cut in the star pattern.

Jim Binnion is recognized as one of the art metal community’s most gifted makers and is also a respected engineer and innovator in the technical metals field. Jim is one of the world’s authorities on patterned metals and the science of jewelry making. He has taught numerous classes and presented a number of technical papers at the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology.

The workshop will be held July 18-20, 2016 in Salida, Colorado at Judy Hoch’s studio. The workshop fee includes materials and some special tools, a complete tool list along with some other details will be sent to participants upon registration. Lunch will also be provided.

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Gardner,