Jim has been teaching one or two workshop per year but has been decreasing his teaching to focus on his studio work and research. If you would like Jim to teach at your local art center or school, please have the school contact Terry Binnion at 360-756-6550.
2016 Classes: Jim is speaking at the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) conference in Salida, Colorado, which runs from July 15-17. He will teach a 3 day workshop on patterning mokume July 18-20. If you are interested in attending the class please register as soon as possible.
Jim taught a mokume class with Chris Ploof through Rio Grande April 4 through 8. For more information and registration please go to Rio Grande's site. As of 14 November 2015 the class was filled. The class may be offered again in 2017 or 2018; please check back here or on Rio Grande's site for updates.
2015 Classes: Jim taught a mokume class with Chris Ploof through Rio Grande in February.
Jim and Chris taught two classes at Revere Jewelry Academy as part of Revere's Masters' Symposium in San Francisco in April.
2-day Mokume Gane Patterns with James Binnion and Chris Ploof Class - Apr 18-19, 2015
5-day Mokume Gane Intensive with James Binnion and Chris Ploof - Apr 20-24, 2015 is full.
2014 Class: Interested in learning how to pattern mokume? Jim taught a 3 day class at The Ranch in Snohomish, WA November 14-16. Please contact The Ranch at 360-568-7709.
2014 Classes: Jim taught two mokume classes with Chris Ploof through Rio Grande.
2013 Classes: Jim had no classes scheduled for 2013.
2012 Classes: Jim had no classes scheduled for 2012.
2011 Classes: Jim took 2011 off from teaching.
Jim taught two classes as part of the Master's Symposium at the Revere Academy in San Francisco in April 2010. He taught "Creating Mokume Gane" April 19-23 and "Patterning Mokume Gane" April 24-25. The classes were full and reports are all learned a great deal during these classes.
Jim took 2009 off from teaching.
Jim took 2008 off from teaching.
In February Jim taught a three-day workshop in Tucson focusing on the creation of patterns in mokume. Students started with laminated billets and created patterns using processes such as chasing, repousse, chip carving, drilling, grinding and forging to develop a variety of patterns.
Jim taught a five-day workshop at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ, August 24-28, 2007. This workshop focused on the creation of patterns in mokume. Students worked with laminated stock and created patterns using a variety of techniques, both traditional and modern.
CLASP: a convergence of jewelers. CLASP was a jeweler’s conference that was held September 14-16, 2007 in Denver, CO. Jim gave a non-mokume related talk entitled, "Metals and the Metalsmith". He was also on a bench tips panel.
Jim has placed a copy of one of his papers on mokume from the Santa Fe Symposium online on this site, here.