Layers Series

There’s always more than what we see on the surface.

Everything in the Layers Series collection has been created using Bi-Metals and Mokume Gane. 

Mokume Gane:
Translates from Japanese as “wood-grain metal”. This Japanese technique creates a laminate of fused layers of different metals, which can then be patterned through hammering, gouging, filing, and rolling to bring underlayers up to the surface.

Two fused layers of metal, which can be patterned in similar ways as are used with mokumé gane.

Most of them have been custom patterned by me, resulting in a distinctive piece that is irreproducible. Patinas may be used to enhance contrast between the metals, effect changes in colour, or to give the pieces an edgier look.

Reveal the unexpected underneath.