Folding, Stamping, and Connecting Metals with Brenda Gregory

Skill Level

All levels
  • No previous metal fabrication experience needed

Class Length

  • 2.5 days

Description

In the late 1980s goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain developed a metalsmithing technique known as fold-forming.  This exciting technique allows you to manipulate, fold, corrugate, and hammer thin sheets of metal into fabulous new 3-D shapes and organic forms.
This workshop is a great introduction to basic metalsmithing tools and techniques. You will learn how to operate a simple torch to heat the metal, to saw, to embellish metal through stamping, and how to fold form sheet metal. You will construct incredible jewelry designs without the use of a torch by means of cold connections using a variety of riveting techniques including standard, flush, ball head, and tube. Creatively add alternative materials to your jewelry (like weaving scraps and fabric) with these simple techniques that you can do at home with some basic tools! All tools will be provided and also available to purchase after the workshop.

Fees

Registration Fee $
Materials Fee $25

Materials Fee includes: Final fee TBD.  Includes use of all tools as well as metal, findings, and handouts.

Students to Bring

  • Small pieces of scrap weaving, fabric, or any flat found materials that they'd like to incorporate into their work
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Wear old clothes!

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