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Fold-forming photos up on the web


#1

Hi All,

Thought you would like to see some fold-forming pictures. Doug
Sperr, a student in a class of mine at the Revere Academy in San
Francisco took a number of pictures and posted them on the net.
There is a photo of Dee Fontans teaching torch firing enameling, me
explaining a silver/copper phase diagram and a number of pictures
of fold-formed samples I made in copper during the workshop. Each
is about 3-6 inches across and none took longer than ten minutes to
make, using a hammer, anvil and for some, a rolling mill.

Here is the address:

Charles

Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053 Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain

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#2

Hi Charles, Great pictures of fold-formed pieces. How does this
process work with gold ? How thin could 14k be? Thanks for the
"show-and-tell". Tom Arnold


#3
Thought you would like to see some fold-forming pictures. 
http://usglobalnet.com/lewton-brain/index.html

Thanks Charles. Those cross-shaped ones (page3.htm/image16.jpg)
look especially intriguing to me. That’ll be pewter in the last
picture image20.jpg?

I lurve the black gloves!

Brian
B r i a n � A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r �
@Brian_Adam1 ph/fx +64 9 817 6816 NEW ZEALAND
http://www.adam.co.nz
http://www.adam.co.nz/crit2.htm work in progress
http://www.adam.co.nz/ruthbaird/ across the bench from me


#4

Arnold,

I took the form-folding class with Charles Lewton-Brain at the
Revere Academy last month and it was excellent. Charles is
high-energy, and no one in the class could keep up with him.
Although all of the work was done in copper, the techniques are the
same for gold or silver. Personally, I consider myself to be quite
fortunate to have Alan Revere and Charles Lewton-Brain as my
teachers in this art. I wish everyone could have a chance to work
with these Masters! I travel from Phoenix to San Francisco once
every two months or so just to be able to study with Alan. We have
developed a great friendship over the past year since we fisrt
met.

I took the photos of many of the on the last day on a curb at the
corner of O’Farrell Street and Market in downtown San Francisco
with my digital camera. I uploaded the photos to my web site and
gave them a special address. I am surprised that more people are
not sharing their work with each other this way - words only go so
far. I’m more of a visual person myself.

If you are interested in more on how to upload and
view images via a web site I would be happy to share my knowledge
in this matter.

Doug Sperr


#5

Hi Charles:

Your pictures of fold forming are terrific.

Makes me want to try it again.

Phyllis


#6

Hi Tom, Brian,

Yes it works in gold, probably .3-.5 mm thick is best. You have to
anneal about three times more oftern for gold than copper. Works
great in platinum too, and steel (thats the pewter looking one).
Some blacksmiths are doing forms six feet across. As for those
black gloves, they are bicycling gloves, run about $3.50 here,
that was my first time using them and they were helpful, nice
leather pads to push metal with in the palms. Charles

Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053 Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain

Metals info download web site: http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/tree.cgi
Book and Video descriptions: http://www.ganoksin.com/kosana/brain/brain.htm
Gallery page at: http://www.ganoksin.com/brain/gallery.htm


#7

I am interested in any you would like to share. I have a
Poloroid Jewelry system for insurance and IRS use, put I don’t have any
equipment which would provide me with good postcard photo quality.


#8

HI Charles… Yes it did bring back memoris to see your samples on the
web… and I have all my samples put in boxes on the walls of my studio…
Fun… I took your classes at Parsons in NYC. Mary Ann Sheer ran the
best classes I have ever had as we had only the top instructors in the
country and England to teach us, Miss them terribly…Hope you can get to
teach out this way again… calgang@aol.com


#9

May I recommend a good digital camera. My husband uses an Epson and
it seems to do the job. If you want more particular details, let me know.
Shalom from Israel Linda