The Magic of Polymer Clay: Mokume Gane Technique - 2 Night : Sally Boehme

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00

Starts: Sunday, 01 March 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 03 March 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Sally Boehme


Polymer clay is a malleable material available in a range of colours and cured in a domestic oven.  Mokume Gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure, which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns and translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal" describing the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain.  However, imitating this technique using polymer clay is far easier!  We will explore two techniques inspired by Mokume Gane, creating beads in a variety of shapes - such as round, bicone, lentil, tubes and ovals - plus buttons as jewellery or for your own stitching projects, brooches, pendants or something pictorial, the choice is yours!  Suitable for beginners/improvers.


Students may purchase/borrow all tools and materials from the tutor or bring the following:

1.    Small hardback notebook, picture frame and/or box to decorate.

2.    At least 6 x 6 inch large ceramic tile (flat ie, no embossed pattern).

3.    A tissue blade (a one-sided razor blade 4-6” long).

4.    An acrylic (clear plastic) roller/brayer/mini rolling pin (not wood/rubber).

5.    A ruler.

6.    At least 3 colours of fresh polymer clay (ie, not too old as it becomes harder with age and more difficult to work with).  Recommended brand is Sculpey Premo.  Please note that Fimo Soft is NOT suitable.

7.    Wet wipes (to clean hands).

Optional item:

Pasta machine (the tutor has some spare machines if one cannot be sourced, but please note you may need to share).

The approx cost of materials is £10-15.

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