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Mokume Gane: A Comprehensive Study


#1

Mokume Gane: A Comprehensive Study

has anybody read this book and viewed the video. i am interested in
learning this process.

Mokume Gane - A Comprehensive Study
by Steve Midgett


Price: $34.95

Media: Hardcover
Manufacturer: Earthshine Press
Release data: 2000

Matthew
www.mhgjewelry.com


#2

I have not seen the video but the book is excellent. It gives three
different techniques for producing a laminate. I think this is
important since, while learning, I tried several and only had success
with Binnion’s diffusion technique. Had it not been available I would
not be making Mokume.

The book also gives patterning and finishing advice. It’s really
worth the money.

Debby


#3

It is an excellent book to introduce you to Mokume Gane.

Murray


#4

Hi Mathew,

Steve Midgett is both a colleague and friend of mine. I have taught
on the same program as Steve and was very impressed by his abilities
as a teacher (let alone craftsman). During class he demonstrated a
mokume kiln that he constructed from fire brick: something that most
of us can do at our bench.

I own the book and consider it well worth the purchase price. It is
a beautiful and instructive book.

Take care,
Andy Cooperman andycooperman.com


#5

The video is a companion to Steve’s earlier book “Mokume Gane in the
Small Shop” which is a small format paperback book that details how
to make a small fire brick kiln and make small mokume billets using a
torch to fire them. His second book “Mokume Gane: A Comprehensive
Study” is a truly comprehensive look at mokume gane in a beautifully
produced hard bound 8.5 x 11 format. He had several other artists
write chapters that cover their different techniques. It also has
some history and a lot of great pictures of mokume gane items made by
a wide variety of artists. I am of course somewhat biased in my
opinion about the book as I am one of the chapter writers :slight_smile: But
with that said there is not a better book out there for getting a
lot of about mokume gane.

A good second book is Ian Ferguson’s “Mokume Gane”

Jim Binnion


#6

Steve Midgett’s excellent book introduced me to the unique properties
of mokume. While reading Jim Binnion’s process of making mokume in my
PMC kiln, I called him to teach a a class for us. We have become good
friends ever since. Mokume is becoming a “hot” artform and becoming
more recognized into mainstream America for wedding rings and
jewelry. Only a handful of people in the US really do this well.

Does the “video” also come in DVD format?

Looking forward to more mokume, endless patterns and metal
combinations. Cool.

-k

Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio