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Up coming workshops!

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Please register these workshops @ Desert Metal Craft

Visit https://www.desertmetalcraft.org/enrolldmc/  for more info. Thank you!

Japanese Nunome Zogan

Nunome Zogan (cloth texture overlay) is one of the traditional Japanese inlay techniques. History of the Japanese Nunome inlay technique begins from Damascus, Syria. The technique, called “Damascene,” came through the Silk Road into Japan. The most common Nunome zogan process uses gold or silver foil on steel or iron. In this class, you will be learning School Nunome zogan. This technique is inlaying onto non-ferrous metal, such as silver, brass, or Japanese copper alloy (Shibuichi and Shakudo) instead of steel; however, the process can be used on steel. This class will start out making your own Nunome chisel and a hammer handle. Traditional Japanese patina process will also be covered. Great for the beginner and experienced maker alike, this class covers the basics, but also offers the opportunity for skill refinement for more advanced students. This class requires a $200 materials fee to be paid on the first day of class

  • Date: Jan. 6th-8th, 2023 (9am-5pm Each Day) 

  • Fee: $400

Japanese Inlay Workshop

Delve into the art of Japanese inlay. In this fast-paced workshop, you will begin by creating your own set of specialized Japanese metal inlay chisels. Then explore the process of Japanese dot inlay(Ten-zogan) and line inlay (Sen-zogan) and gain skills using various Japanese alloys such as Shibuichi. Traditional patination process (Ni-iro) will be covered. Great for beginners and experienced makers alike, this class covers basics, but also offers the opportunity for skill refinement.

• Date: Nov. 18th-20th 2022 (9am-5pm Each Day)

• Fee: $875

   Tuition includes but is not limited to:

     • Otafuku Hammer (imported from Japan)

     • Blank Chisels x 3• Shibuichi sheet- Nami-Shibuichi (1.5mm) & Kuro-Shibuichi (1.2mm) -(imported from Japan)

     • Fine silver wire 22ga. (1ft)

     • Copper wire 22ga. (1ft)

     • Copper sheet 18ga.

     • Drill bit (#72/ 22ga.)

     • Handmade Japanese Black Pitch on wooden board

     • Japanese Patination materials

Spoon Making

Let’s make a one-of-a-kind copper spoon!
In this 3 hour workshop, you will create your own handcrafted spoon by hammering copper.
This is a fun and quick workshop to learn the spoon making process and it is a great gift for newborn babies and friends.  Silver spoon options are limited but available with advanced notice. You can take multiple sessions to create a set of spoons or more!

** If you would like to make a silver spoon please note this during checkout or email us before you sign up at info@desertmetalcraft.org to check for availability and pricing**

  • Sept. 9th 2022 (Fri) 5pm-8pm

  • Oct. 7th 2022 (Fri) 10am-1pm

  Fee: $125