NY Workshop and New Video Clip

First, a note about the workshop scheduled for October 7-10, 2011 at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery, Rochester, NY. The structure of the workshop has changed. Instead of two, 2-day back-to-back workshops, it is now a single consecutive 4-day workshop. Since this is the second time I will be teaching at Studio 34, there are returning students who would like to learn new techniques and go into depth with familiar ones. The structure of this 4-day workshop will accommodate both experienced users of metal clay and users with little background. We will cover technical issues such as troubleshooting the firing process, and also play with the very latest techniques developed for metal clay (such as mokume-gane), as well as with the new clays – Pearl Grey Steel and White Bronze. Participants will be able to finish some pieces and to return home with the confidence to try things on their own.

Contact: www.studio34beads.com, studio34artists@aol.com, (585) 737 5858.

One important piece of equipment that is used in all my classes is Baldwin’s Patina. I am often asked what it is for. This patina is not for adding color. It is to highlight the contrast between different metals in mixed metal jewelry. It was originally invented for mokume-gane designs with silver and copper, since it reacts with copper and not with silver. I thought that since bronze is 90% copper, it would react with the patina as well. As it turns out, if the surface of the metal is well sanded and smooth, the patina reacts with copper and steel, but not with bronze and White Bronze. This makes the colors stand out in beautiful contrast.

Here is a video clip demonstrating the process:

© 2011 Hadar Jacobson – All Rights Reserved.
Still/video photography: Hadar Jacobson
Music selection and sound/video editing: Avi Jacobson

7 Responses to “NY Workshop and New Video Clip”

  • teddi Says:

    Loved the musical accompaniment! As always, loved the technique, too!!!

  • ann schneider Says:

    I would love to be at the class…LOVE to be there! I’ll be out of town already that whole week and two more after it. It would have been a great opportunity for me …I need it. Tell Avi he did a fabulous job on this music! Great choice. Great video. I forgot about the warm water part…Duh!
    I will be in a class somewhere eventually!

  • Susie Penning Says:

    Great job! I have loved all the new things I learned I at your workshop in Oak Lawn. I continue to be amazes at the quality and workability of your clay! These fish are wonderful! Where did you get the cute fish moulds?
    Susie Penning

  • Diane Says:

    Who knew – Hadar’s a silent film star too! Thanks for the great video on Baldwin’s patina – particularly how to do it with steel clay present!

  • Sandy Reibscheid Says:

    Very clear on steps to apply the patina. Love the music- and thanks for a wonderful 3 days of class in Oak Lawn, IL

  • Virignia Says:

    Great Video Clip. I love the patina stage.
    Hadar, can you point me in a direction to learn the canning technique you use for most of your Mokume Gain. I have no clay experience. The pieces in the patina clip is the technique I am looking for. I have perfected my stripe Mokume Gain. I can’t get to your workshops yet, so if you know of a good book or site I would appreciate the suggestions.

  • Dawn DiGesare Says:

    Thanks for this awesome video clip. I have recently purchased 2 of your books and some of your clay. The books are wonderful and so packed with information and great techniques. I will be starting on your clay as soon as i use up the bronze and copper clay i already have. I have used your firing schedule phase 1 and 2 for a front load kiln with great success. Your work is a great inspiration to me and I am hopping to take your class in Rochester this October.

    Thanks for sharing your expertese,
    Dawn DiGesare

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