Mokume-Gane Beads with Astrid Riedel
March 23-24, 2018
Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24, 2018
10 am - 5 pm each day
Instructor: Astrid Riedel
Mokume-gane is a technique originally from Japan, in which layers of metal are sandwiched together then incised and flattened to create interesting textures and colour combinations.
In this two-day course you will learn to apply mokume-gane principles to glass beads. On Day 1 you will prepare multi-layered cane, create lentil beads and layer those beads with enamels and shards. On Day 2 you will cold-work the beads to expose layers, then torch-polish them and add final decorations such as fine stringer and murrini.
This is an intermediate-level course. Previous beadmaking experience is required. Please contact us if you are unsure of your level of experience.
All glass and most tools are provided. If you have a Dremel tool and/or 40 mm lentil press, please let us know in the Notes section of the registration form.
About the Instructor
Astrid Riedel has been working with glass for the past 13 years, following a career as a goldsmith. Her work is notable for its experimental qualities as well as the wearability of her finished pieces. Astrid is known for her ability to push the boundaries of glass as a medium. Her beads are inspired by glassblowing as well as other art influences including painting, graphic design and mokume gane. Astrid has taught her techniques in courses around the world for six years now, travelling from her home base in Pretoria, South Africa.