Come along to our fold forming weekend intensive course at Silverpetal Studio.
What is Fold Forming?
Fold forming is a revolutionary way of metalworking which explores the elasticity of metals to create unique three dimensional forms. This two day weekend workshop will look at a very brief history of the subject, the tools and studio equipment needed to be able to carry out the subject, and the folds themselves.
What will we do on the fold forming weekend?
During this intensive weekend workshop you will learn how to make up to fifteen different folds. Starting from a simple fold and forged fold, you will advance through to more complex folds. Including; wedge, cross, boat, pinched and alternate folds. Then you will learn how to combine some of these folds together, and explore them further. Finally you will learn how to make more complex sculptural folds. We will make a series of samples which can be made in to jewellery during your weekly class or at home after the course. Up to 15 folds will be covered during the 2 days. This class will provide a wealth of knowledge and take the mystery out of fold forming. Making this a subject that is both accessible and enjoyable.
This is a fantastic technique to learn. It will promote a more creative way of designing to give very unusual results. Fold forming will add a new dimension to your jewellery designs. This 2 day course is a great opportunity to learn about Fold Forming and really emerse yourself in the subject. Also ideal for anyone who lives elsewhere and has to travel to the studio from afar.
What do I need to bring?
This fold forming weekend workshop is from 10am each day. It finishes between 3 & 4pm each day. Materials are extra, available to buy and payable on the day. You are welcome to bring your own metals to work with and advice regarding what to bring can be provided beforehand on request. Lunch break can be taken in the cafe in our building or at the Hub Cafe by the canal. A picnic area is also located by the canal if you prefer to bring a pack-up. Locally we have a Morrisons supermarket where there is a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.
As with all Silverpetal Specialist Classes we will have tea and cakes in the afternoon.
Who can attend?
This class requires knowledge and ability to anneal and work with copper so it is open to post beginner, intermediate and more advanced students. At least the ‘Beginner’s 5 week silver jewellery class should have been attended before-hand. Students from other centres, or individuals practising at home who have basic jewellery making skills, are welcome to attend.
It is up to you to make sure you book the correct course for your ability level. We do not offer refunds or transfers from specialist classes. Please call, e-mail or check the terms & conditions of booking if you are unsure.