August 2012 on SueLacy Wired will be dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, which takes place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. How to find these posts, now and in the future:
Also scroll down to hear about a GIVEAWAY.
Center for Metal Arts
What to expect?
This will be my attempt to share what it's like to learn the art of foldforming from Charles Lewton-Brain, its inventor. I was fortunate to be here last year, too. So I know in advance that the conference will be off the charts fantastic.
Charles is a world-renowned goldsmith and spellbinding educator. Think part MacGyver, part Mythbusters, and part Leonardo da Vinci.
I’m the live blogger, yes, but also a participating student. As the conference unfolds, I’ll write about what’s happening and share photos. Hopefully some video clips, too. No streaming, but I’ll put up reasonably frequent updates (my goal is every hour or two) and I promise not to forget you.
The easy stuff will go up in real time during the day Aug 3-6. I usually post to my blog weekly, so after I get home I'll sort through trickier content and share a bit more on my remaining three posts this month.
Yes! I'd really like to hear from you on the blog, especially during the conference. Please post your comments, questions, and impressions. Your ideas may help guide my blogging topics, so don't be shy. When you do, include your email address (it will not show up publicly) and you'll be entered into a random drawing to win a prize.
I don't have prizes picked out yet, so stay tuned on that.
I think that's it for now. More very soon!
(Are you a metalsmith interested in foldforming? Join our official Facebook group.)
8/1/2012 11:30:49 am
Post lots of pictures too, please.
8/1/2012 11:53:40 am
I'm so sad not to be there with you guys this year. Last year was a lifetime dream. Meeting you and other students was such a blessing and how cool was it to learn foldforming from the ONE AND ONLY Charles Lewton Brain. He is a fabulous teacher, kind and generous with his knowledge and skills. Have wonderful time!
8/1/2012 05:59:09 pm
Wish I could be there Guess I will have to participate vicariously through your blog, sue
8/2/2012 07:41:05 am
Oh how I wish I were there with you and Eva and others. Thanks for including us in this way.
8/3/2012 08:14:39 am
Jealous beyond words!!
8/3/2012 03:19:47 pm
Will you be posting some of his feedback from the conference? Would love to hear his tips, techniques, etc. I was curious to see some of the submissions being shown this eve too.
8/5/2013 06:29:16 pm
Aloha, I an so homered to be a part of this group. It is sooo inspiring.
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