Fold Forming weekend intensive course

(7 customer reviews)

This 2 day weekend Fold Forming workshop is a great opportunity to attend both our Fold Forming workshops together as an intensive weekend workshop. Basic silver jewellery making skills are required.

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Class Level: Intermediate & up
Time: 10am-3 & 4pm
Class size: 6 maximum
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Please note: we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on any of our courses. It is your responsibility to attend on the date, make sure you can attend before booking. Courses are for persons of 18 years and over.

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Come along to our fold forming weekend intensive course at Silverpetal Studio.

What is Fold Forming?

fold forming weekend

Learn how to make three dimensional forms from one sheet of metal

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?

Fold Forming

This necklace is made up of different fold forming techniques looked at during this class

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?

fold forming weekend

Earrings made with sculptural rolled folds

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?

Fold Forming

Earrings made with one of the folds studied during the class

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.


Additional information

11th & 12th January 2020

Post Beginner


10am – 3pm


7 reviews for Fold Forming weekend intensive course

  1. Donna Wood, Manchester

    Ange is a brilliant teacher, learnt a lot and feel confident to try out ideas on my own.

  2. Carole Smith, Derbyshire

    This was a well organised and informative course. Equipment and materials ready and set out for use. A ratio of 1-6 meant that each learner was well supported. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to other enthusiasts.

  3. Gabriella del Valle.

    Excellent workshop. Angela explained the techniques well and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

  4. Helen Durdy, Sheffield

    An excellent day, learning new skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

  5. John Morris, Manchester

    Extremely good and focused tuition. Plenty of help and assistance given. Explanations clear and un-ambiguous. A really good course where I learnt new skills – recommended!

  6. Helen Falconer

    Just finished the 2 day fold forming weekend. Loved it! Ange is very knowledgeable and helpful and we made loads of different samples from basics to more advanced techniques. Lots of great equipment and bits and bobs to purchase too. Also a lovely group of ladies to work with! Highly recommend.

  7. Barbara Wilson

    Really loved the two day fold forming class. Has opened up a whole new area of jewellery making. Made loads of samples – can’t wait to get started making them into pieces of jewellery in class.

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