FOLDFORMING - CHARLES LEWTON BRAIN

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FOLDFORMING - CHARLES LEWTON BRAIN

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3 Day Class, 18 hours

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Foldforming for Jewelry Making
3 Day Class - April 5th-7th, 10am-5pm

Instructor: Charles Lewton-Brain

Foldforming is a new, rapid, easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand tools. It is a compositional system of metal forming that emphasizes forming using the metals characteristics. Rather than forcing form upon the material forms are derived from the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. It is an original invention and is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal.

Tools are simple; fingers, hands, hammers, mallets, anvils and rolling mills. Complex high relief forms are produced from single sheets of metal often with a single annealing. These shapes resemble chased, constructed and soldered forms. The techniques work with all metals and are applicable for jewelry, holloware, sculpture, enameling, anodizing etc.

This workshop is about using foldforming methods in a smaller scale, aiming for jewelry making, concentrating on techniques that work for jewelry, and the most appropriate foldforming approaches for textures, shapes and designs for small work. Bracelets, brooches and earrings are addressed.

Students will be required to provide their own tools. A full tools list will be sent to students upon registration.