One of the first things I ever grabbed to foldform was a piece of plumbing pipe. It just happened to be laying around the house. I liked the result but that's as far as it went. Then last week I saw a demo for making a puffed ring with dapping tools, and thought about that pipe again. So I cut off some short lengths, annealed them with my torch, and started hammering them into my dapping block. Here is what I got.
Yes, I know. Get back to jewelry, crazy girl.
Guess what's coming up?
A Foldforming Conference with Charles Lewton-Brain
I have a VERY exciting trip coming up in a few short weeks, Aug 3-6. I will be at the Center of Metal Arts in New York for more incredible foldforming instruction from Charles Lewton-Brain. YOU COULD GO TOO. There are still spaces left! Check out the web site http://centerformetalarts.com and click on Upcoming Seminars in the left column.
NOTE: Ask about available housing and work-trade opportunities!!
And a foldform competition DEADLINE JUNE 30
After registering, keep scrolling down to see the Call for Entries for the inaugural Lewton-Brain Foldform Award. If you do foldforming, enter your pieces! It's a great way to get your work in front of amazing judges Charles Lewton-Brain, Tim McCreight, and Ed Mack. And if you do metal at all, I'm absolutely sure you own a copy of The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight... or have received copies of those pages as handouts in class-- Right?
Not quite sure?
Here is a great write-up about the event:
Foldform Inventor Charles Lewton-Brain to Give Away Jewelers' Secrets at NY Summer Event
...and a tasty video to push you over the edge.