Just checking in after an intensely amazing workshop on fold forming at the Center for Metal Arts in New York, with world renowned master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. I'm not home yet so apologies if my post is brief -- I've stopped off to visit my daughter in Washington, D.C. for a few days -- but wanted to share some pics.
These are some of the practice pieces that I made during class. They all started out from flat sheet metal and were shaped through a series of folds and hammering. They are just baby steps but I'll keep posting my progress on this blog and incorporating the technique into my work. I hope you'll check in on me each Wednesday to see how it's coming.
If you've stopped by because you're interested in fold forming too, please visit www.facebook.com/foldforming. At Charles' request, I created that page as a community gathering spot (the "official" facebook page) surrounding the art of fold forming. Post your photos there, share your tips, connect with others who are interested in fold forming. I will serve as administrator on that site, and Charles Lewton-Brain himself plans to pop in with a post on occasion.
In the next couple weeks I will look at facebook features and come up with some tips for those who'd like to participate. If you have some expertise in how best to use the facebook page and / or other tools for these purposes, please send advice to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, do come by and like the page to get started!
Off to a fun day in D.C., then driving back to Ohio in the morning. Stop by to see me next Wednesday!
Sue Lacy Wired
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