Mokume Gane is a technique of working with polymer clay. Here you can see how it is done - and the result is great. I specially like the effect of golden leaves and that holes always look great. But I also like to do it in another way, with holes filled with scrap clay. Ann, maybe you like this result too and try it some day. Here's my version of this technique (I made this last year, those who know about my album, have probably already seen these pics with shots of complete procedure of making a small pot):
1. Stack clay sheets together.
4-5. Make holes, can be different sizes.
6-7. Fill holes with scrap clay.
8. Repeat the same on the bottom side.
9. Start reducing, make sure to distort the layers of clay while you do that. On the contrary from usual cane work, where we tend to keep the pattern inside the cane not distorted.
10. Arrows show where the scrap clay was inserted earlier... be sure to reduce cane in the right direction!
11. It's easy to cut such cane, much easier than with the originial Mokume Game technique.
12. A pot made of that cane.