Discover the art of fold forming in this fun and energetic 2 day workshop, suitable for beginners or experienced students looking to learn a new technique. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques used to transform flat sheet metal into a variety of interesting 3-dimensional forms using simple tools.
Samples will be made using the basic techniques used to fold and hammer or roll metal before students begin working towards a finished piece. This could take the form of earrings, a pendant, bracelet or a more sculptural object for the home like a spoon or candlestick.
Techniques covered will include
– Hammering technique
– Fold forming with the rolling mill
– Leaf Forms
– Wavy Spines
Copper will be provided for the course with silver available to buy if you would like to work in a more precious metal for your finished piece. Please bring along glasses if you need them and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed toe shoes. If you have long hair please wear it up.
9:30am-4:30pm with a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided but you can bring a lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy a lunch. Refreshments provided.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course
fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be
provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided with the option to use silver, at cost price and tutor will be on hand to give one-to-one guidance on their chosen design.
Tea and coffee and biscuits are provided and lunch can either be brought with you to eat in the studio or we can advise of local establishments where you can buy lunch.