Calling for Entries: The 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition for Metal Artists
The 5th annual competition coincides with launch of www.foldforming.org, a venue dedicated to foldforming; its mission, to permanently house all competition results, provide learning resources for metal artists, and spotlight talent around the globe.
By: The Foldforming Hub
Three leaders of the global metal arts community will judge the 2016 competition:
• Charles Lewton-Brain, Artist Goldsmith and Foldforming Pioneer (Alberta, Canada)
• Dr. E. Aspler (Hanuman), Owner and Founder of The Ganoksin Project at http://www.ganoksin.com (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
• Merle White, Editor-in-Chief of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine (Pennsylvania, USA)
Prizes go to artists winning 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention, with an Innovation Award available at jury discretion. The prizes from sponsors include Rio Grande gift certificates, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine subscriptions, and choice of interactive online Craftsy classes at http://tinyurl.com/
Pioneered by Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980s, foldforming is a system designed to exploit the natural properties of sheet metal, enabling rapid manipulation into three-dimensional forms. Artists use foldforming today in jewelry, sculpture, architecture, décor, lighting, tableware, and more; with styles that are rustic or refined, bold or subtle, small scale or very large. "Many shapes look like natural shapes for the same reasons the ones in nature do: the material is operating right at the limits of its working abilities, and therefore the rules show up," says Lewton-Brain. "If it looks like a ram's horn or a flower, it's because that's what is happening in nature."
Each year the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition invites metal artists everywhere to submit their work in a global competition designed to survey the evolution of foldforming techniques. This annual event challenges makers to share their best work and reveals surprising new applications of the technique pioneered by renowned artist-goldsmith and educator Charles Lewton-Brain.
The Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition and www.foldforming.org are owned and directed by Sue Lacy, Columbus, OH, U.S., and co-founded by Charles Lewton-Brain, Alberta, Canada, with a mission to inspire artists to push the creative boundaries of foldforming, provide centralized access to foldforming learning resources, and to offer a global stage for talented metal artists.
Page Updated Last on: May 24, 2016