Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent


Mokume Gane, or wood grain metal, is a traditional Japanese technique in which two or more different metals are meticulously cleaned, alternately stacked, compressed and heated to a high temperature. The result is the fusing of all layers into a solid block or billet. After thinning, the billet can be made into patterned sheet metal and utilized in jewelry or functional objects.

There are endless possibilities when making a piece of patterned Mokume Gane sheet.
The shape of the tool often dictates the shape of the final pattern and subtleties in technique will result in a unique piece every time. Participants will learn three different patterning techniques: drill press cutting, flex-shaft carving, and bull-nose chiseling. After demos participants have ample time to practice using pre-made billets.



Purchase of kit is required for this workshop and is in addition to your tuition )

Kit includes: pre-made copper/brass billets, various carving burs, drill bits, a bull-nose chisel, cutoff wheels, mandrels, and 320 grit sandpaper. 
Payment will be collected on the first day of class.

Bring the following:

  •  Slotted mandrel for emery paper

  • High Speed 7/8" separating discs, 1/16” hole

  • 1/16" Screw Mandrels; either 3/32 or 1/8” shank

  • Jeweler’s Saw Frame

  • 2/0 Saw Blades and Beeswax/Synthetic Lube For Blades

  • 6” Jeweler’s Ruler

  • 8" Habilis or Half-Round File, and any other hand files you may have

  • Safety Glasses

  • Hearing Protection

  • Dust Mask (Particulate Respirator, P95/N95 or better)

  • Closed Toe Shoes, Leather Preferred

  • Work Apron (Either Cotton or Linen, No Synthetic Fibers)

  • Note Taking Materials

  • Fine Point Sharpie Marker


By enrolling in this workshop, you agree to our Master Series Cancellation & Refund policies.



  • There are no refunds or credits for Master Series Workshops.

  • By enrolling in a Master Series workshop, you affirm your acceptance of our no refunds policy and represent to us that you possess the appropriate skills to comply with the prerequisites.  

  • Check your calendar carefully and choose wisely before enrolling. 

  • DJS cannot issue a credit or refund as all tuition received goes toward travel expenses, lodging, workshop materials and commitment to the instructor. 

Please contact us with any questions you might have.



Eric Burris: Exploring Mokume Gane Patterning • Mon–Tue, July 11–12

SKU: 018957
  • Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent