Traditional Japanese Metal Art Techniques

All Levels
June 19 - June 23, 2023

Students will be introduced to Japanese surface decoration techniques, including zogan (inlay with wire, sheet metal, or foil), engraving, and patinas. As we progress, we’ll introduce mokume-gane, explore Japanese alloys such as shakudo and shibuichi, and make some of our own tools. Students will leave with lots of samples and a broad foundation to explore how these techniques fit into their own practice.

Meet the Instructor

Hiroko Yamada

Studio artist and owner of HYART Gallery (WI); teaching: Madison College (WI), Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN), East Carolina University (NC), Kobe Design University (Japan), Kyoto Museum of Art (Japan); exhibitions: SOFA Chicago, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery (WA), Japan Traditional Art Metal Exhibition (Japan); exhibition director for “Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Arts”…


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