Fold Forming

(23 customer reviews)

Fold Forming is a fantastic workshop to explore this wonderful subject. Basic silver jewellery making skills are required.

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Class Level: Intermediate & up
Time: 10am-3pm
Class size: 6 maximum
Dates for the next workshop TBA. Please join the mailing list for updates.
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 one of our fold forming classes 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 full day 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 day?

Fold Forming

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

During the class we will learn how to make several different folds. Starting from a simple fold and forged fold, we will advance through to more complex folds. Including; wedge, cross, boat, pinched and alternate 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. 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.


What do I need to bring?

This day class is from 10am until 3pm. 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 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

Sat 8th May 2021

Post Beginner


10am – 3pm


23 reviews for Fold Forming

  1. Leonie Jackson, Chesterfield.

    Great class, easy to understand. Learnt a lot, had some fun and came away with lots of gorgeous pieces, I would recommend this class to anyone. Ange is very easy going and we had great buns in the afternoon, Thanks Ange.

  2. Ellen Wilson

    Really enjoyed the whole day. Very interesting, learnt lots of exciting new techniques to use again in class.

  3. Linda Brookes

    Really enjoyed the course, keen to carry on with this.

  4. Suzanne Morton, Sheffield.

    Really interesting subject, have found many new ways to reinvent making jewellery. The techniques are fairly easy but look very difficult! Thank you Ange, very inspirational.

  5. Marie Wallace, Sheffield.

    Plenty of samples to make with instructions just at the right level (for me). The class is noisy so some may wish to bring some ear-plugs! Great class, really enjoyed it.

  6. Sam Hedges

    The variety of skills learned was great, a lot done in one day. Great to have time at the end to experiment with the skills too.

  7. Vicki Baxter, Dronfield, Near Sheffield

    Fantastic, interesting, lots of great ideas!

  8. Lisa Holmes, Chesterfield

    Loved this course! Really interesting and well taught by Angela (as always!) Learnt lots of new techniques.

  9. Ellie Dickinson

    Really good day class! Great to be able to have a play with different types of folds. Lots of inspiration for making different pieces in the future!

  10. Sarah France

    Thoroughly enjoyed myself! A great course that made metal forming look easy and effective. Highly recommended.

  11. clare, from Haifax (verified owner)

    Fabulous day with a very knowledgeable teacher. Enough hand tools for everyone to have them without sharing. Have already completed projects at home (2 days later)

  12. Rachel, Sheffield

    Loved every minute of this day. The nature of the technique means you’re not totally sure what you’ll end up with, but you will have loads of great samples to transform into finished pieces. As always, excellent tuition and studio space.

  13. Mike Herman, Dronfield

    Many mysteries solved as we discovered how these fantastic shapes and patterns were made. It was a great day with good teaching, good company and good fun. Don’t think about it – do it!

  14. Julie-Anne Lewis

    intensely satisfied with the end result and full enjoyment of learning the skill again. An easy way to learn a new way of using silver and copper.

  15. Annette Dabbs, Grindleford, Derbyshire

    a very enjoyable course, very well explained and really good to learn new techniques! will definitely use in class.

  16. Jayne Brookes, Chesterfield

    Absolutely brilliant fold forming class. Clear instruction and guidance throughout the day. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.

  17. Sue Wells, Calver, Derbyshire

    Very enjoyable and informative class , everything was supplied. Very good instruction. Thoroughly recommend this Fold forming class.
    Thank you

  18. Kath Kearney (verified owner)

    Another excellent course where we were introduced to several techniques for introducing folds to metal. We worked in copper which enabled us to experiment and kept the costs down. We came away with 8-9 samples which can be made into jewellery and I’m looking forward to trying these techniques on other designs. As usual an excellent booklet provided with details and clear photos of all the techniques so that we have something to refer back to. Recommended.

  19. Lorraine Sanderson, Eckington.

    I’ve attended quite a few of Angela’s courses, this one really had the WOW factor. The sample pieces made show the variety of ways in which the technique can be used. Brilliant studio with plenty of equipment so no long queues to use anything. Brilliant tutor, knowledgeable, friendly and approachable, I feel very ‘at home’ in the studio. I will definitely be trying this technique at home and in the term time studio sessions.

  20. Thea Addison, Belper

    I thoroughly enjoyed learning this new technique. A well structured session, easy steady pace, in a welcoming relaxed environment. Lots of hammering with some very satisfying pieces to take home. Highly recommend!

  21. Selina Maltby, Notts

    Another really good workshop. Really enjoyed learning a totally new subject. Will definitely try the technique at home and in class. Plenty of content and thoroughly enjoyable day.

  22. Helen Durdy, Sheffield

    A really enjoyable class, at a nice pace and clear instructions. I felt I had learnt a lot of different techniques in a short period of time. A fantastic day.

  23. Louise, Sheffield

    Just attended my first workshop here on foldforming. A really great technique and feel confident to practice at home. The class was welcoming, warm and friendly. Looking forward to the next. Thank you Ange.

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