Since our brilliant, generous Jim Binnion hasn't announced this, I
decided I would. He will be teaching a mokume gane workshop at the
Mendocino Art Center this summer, June 20-24:
As most of you realize, this workshop will be way over my head (in
more ways than one) but other Orchidians might jump at the chance.
In addition to the attraction of the workshop itself, Mendocino is
one of the most beautiful places in the world. When you step outside
the jewelry studio, you can see the ocean. I know someone next door
to MAC who rents cottages, and I would be happy to advise people
regarding accommodations. If you can't handle the workshop, maybe
you can just take your vacation at the same time and we can have an
There are, by the way, lots of other exciting workshops scheduled, so
check out the site.