Fold forming is an innovative technique of forming material for artists, industrial designers and jewelers. Fold forming has been described as a combination of origami and hammer work, or forging, creating pieces that may appear chased or repoussed in as little as 3-5 minutes.
This is a session for people who want to see, document, and record as much as possible of Charles Lewton-Brain?
Friday afternoon will break out with time to share resources. The Brainpress bookstore will be open, with an opportunity to inspect books and publications on fine metal arts. Participants are invited to bring a portfolio or metal art pieces for an informal networking session. Participants are also invited to bring their overstocks of metal studio and jewelry supplies or tooling to trade or sell.
Charles Lewton-Brain, who developed the fold forming process, is a distinguished Fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. He has lectured and taught in England, Germany, the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a consultant on the jewelry field, and has written expert witness reports regarding health and safety in US legal cases frequently featured in jewelry books, He has published two major books in 2008, Foldforming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.
The 4th Annual Conference with Charles Lewton-Brain at the Center for Metal Arts is featured online at the Center's website, with additional information on facebook. Easy online registration is available at www.centerformetalarts.com.
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The Center for Metal Arts holds blacksmithing and other metal arts workshops for artisans, designers and the public. Located one hour north of New York City, The Center for Metal Arts offers an opportunity to work hot metal at the forge and anvil.