You may already know that the story of Mokume-Gane is a story about swords and samurai, but did you know it’s also a story about fashion and status?
Making mokume-gane is a pretty complex process, and those of us who do it become immersed in the physical science of how metals behave (or don’t) when heated, punched, carved, cut, and handled in dozens of ways. In fact, I write scientific papers about making mokume-gane about once a year, and my ability to get … More A Bit of Heat, A Bit of Pressure, and a Lot of Skill
When you build your business around an ancient, not-very-well-documented art form as I have, any opportunity to see the work of past masters is pretty exciting. It was 2002, and I was scheduled be in Massachusetts to teach a class at MetalWerx School for Jewelry. I contacted the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to see … More A Private Showing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston