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Exploring Fold Forming
an ongoing investigation of a new technique

This is more a 'session' than a 'class', it is a chance to work with the technique in general or to spend the evening investigating the variations on a particular fold. Most sessions will begin with a brief demonstration of a particular fold or some aspect of hammering or opening. (if there's something in particular you'd like to see in the demo, make a note of it when you sign up and we'll do what we can.)

The session will go for a couple of hours and after that there will be an hour or two of Open Smithy available for those who wish to continue.

We will have 16oz/24ga/~.022" Copper sheet and ~16ga/.057" mild steel available for purchase, or you can bring your own material (no lead, no galvanized or plated steel).

Gift Certificates for Exploring Fold Forming are available.

2 hours per session    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
$35 per student
generally 8 students maximum


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

It is helpful if the student has attended a Fold Forming class either at Prospect Hill Forge or at Metalwerx, but it is not required. Doing some web research on Fold Forming would be a very good idea.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking Exploring Fold Forming and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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