Fold forming was invented by Mr. Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980's and is considered by the British Museum Laboratories to be a new way to work metal by hand. The first in thousands of years.
We will introduce Mr. Lewton-Brain's methods of working sheet metal by folding, deforming, and unfolding. There will be demonstration and hands-on work, mostly in copper, which will provide a quick overview of the range of form-folding techniques.
This class is a prerequisite to our Fold-Forming II class which is specifically for blacksmiths about fold-forming iron.
More information on fold forming can be found at: http://www.brainpress.com/Foldforming.html
There is Special Open Smithy time scheduled after the Fold-Forming II classes for those who wish to continue working out ideas and techniques while they're still fresh. If there is room, Fold-Forming I students will be welcome also.
3 hours 1 meeting dates×
Instructor: Carl West
12 students maximum (3 per forge)
Gift Certificates for Fold-Forming I Introduction are available.
Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will set it up with our registration partners.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.
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Fold-Forming I Introduction
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