Call for Entries: The 2017 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition for Metal Artists

The sixth annual competition challenges metal artists to innovate, while sponsors bump up support by including perks for all entrants and special tool prices for foldforming enthusiasts.
By: The Foldforming Hub
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2016 Jurors' Choice by Chien Ching Liao, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2016 Jurors' Choice by Chien Ching Liao, Taoyuan, Taiwan
COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 26, 2017 - PRLog -- Metal artists across the globe are invited to enter the sixth annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition by July 23, 2017. See full results on August 28 at, a website dedicated to foldforming. View the entire history of the competition now, along with centralized access to learning resources about foldforming for metal artists.

This event is a survey of the evolution of foldforming techniques applied in the world today in jewelry, sculpture, architecture, functional objects, and unexpected applications. Judges look for a well-crafted use of foldforming with points for excellence of execution and bold explorations. Learn more at

Truly a global event, last year's Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition attracted entries from metal artists in eleven countries on five continents. First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention originated in Caernarfon, Wales, U.K. and Leicester, England, U.K. Third Place came from Bonners Ferry, ID, USA. Jurors' Choice selections recognized artists in Canada, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan and across the USA.

Each year judges recognize notable entries in a Jurors' Choice round. These are widely publicized-- and in 2016, two national magazines included Jurors' Choice images in their print issues. The Innovation Award was created by the jury in 2014 to recognize a startling innovation. It's the only such award to date, but the opportunity remains available for surprising technical advancements.

Three leaders of the global metal arts community will judge the 2017 competition: Charles Lewton-Brain, Artist Goldsmith and Foldforming Pioneer of Alberta, Canada; Merle White, Editor-in-Chief of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine of PA, USA; and Seth Rosen, Owner, International Gem Society and Ganoksin of MA, USA.

2017 sponsors are Rio Grande, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Ganoksin, International Gem Society, Craftsy, and The Paper Hammer. Prizes include Rio Grande gift certificates, subscriptions to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine, memberships to, Charles Lewton-Brain's updated Foldforming CD and a set of handcrafted paper hammers from The Paper Hammer of Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

This year, two sponsors are offering benefits to a wider audience. For a limited time, The Paper Hammer is offering a discount on its specialty hammers to foldforming enthusiasts at In addition, Craftsy will provide each entrant with a discount code worth 50% off one full-length interactive online class.

A new gallery on will be created for 2017 results, along with a new annual video. Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist will also cover the story in their Nov 2017 issue.

Source:The Foldforming Hub
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