Eric has been working with the Mokume Gane technique for nearly 20 years. Drawn to the material for its organic wood-like patterns and technical link to blacksmithing, it's the primary metal in his jewelry and the focus of his teaching. In 2014 Eric started Mokume Gane Workshops and created a website with the goal of becoming an educational resource for making Mokume Gane. His goal is teaching jewelers and metalsmiths a low-tech, low cost, and efficient method to making traditional diffusion boded Mokume Gane. His travels have taken him all over the country, teaching for exceptional studios and eager students. Eric currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with his printmaker partner, Gretchen and their adventure dog, Carmela.