Fold Forming – March 19, 2016
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Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster (Directions)
Instructor: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Fold Forming is a technique where sheet metal is folded, worked, and then unfolded. Through this process, it is possible to quickly form the metal into gorgeous 3D shapes and textures. In this workshop, students will learn some of the basic folds using hammers, a torch, and vises. By the end of the day, each student will leave with at least one fold formed copper cuff and a variety of samples. This is a very physical technique and you will get dirty! Beginning jewelry and metalsmithing skills and a familiarity with using a torch are extremely helpful, but not required.
If you have any questions, email Wendy at email@example.com.
Materials Fee: A fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the time of the class for your share of copper and other supplies. Price may change based on fluctuations in the metals market.
- work gloves, safety goggles, apron
- please wear non-flammable clothing, closed-toed shoes and bring a lunch with you
- raising/forging hammers
- smooth needle nose/parallel pliers
- jeweler’s saws and blades and/or tin snips
- any other jewelry making supplies you wish
*some tools will be available for student use, however we recommend you bring your own if you have them.