Hi all, I am teaching two fold-forming workshops in Calgary this
summer, there are some places left in them. The descriptions
follow. I am also teaching a two week fold-forming workshop at
Arrowmont school in Tennessee in mid July, the first time in six
years or so I have taught a long one like this if anyone is
interested in a really in-depth experience.
Fold-Forming June 27-30, 1999 (Calgary, Alberta) Fold forming is
a new, quick, easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand
tools. Forms are derived from the natural plasticity and
ductility of the metal. Lewton-Brain invented fold-forming,
which is internationally recognized as a new way to work metal.
Shaping is extremely efficient and rapid (many take 3-7 minutes
working time). Tools are simple: fingers, hammers, anvil and
mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of metal often on
one annealing. They resemble chased, constructed and soldered
forms, and can be made with most metals, including steel.
Charles will be demonstrating fold forming in steel at CAN-IRON
II: Fire and Design-the largest international blacksmithing
conference in Western Canada, which is the week after this
workshop (July 1-4). Following that is Stampede, Calgary’s
ten-day cowboy party. Limited class numbers: 7 maximum.
Advanced Fold Forming: July 12-15, 1999 (Calgary, Alberta) Come
for the CAN-IRON conference, stay for the Stampede, then attend
this advanced, in-depth fold forming workshop. This workshop
will build fold forming skills and investigate approaches to
creating and developing new fold forms, documenting working
procedures, developing applications, designing jewelry and
objects using fold forms. It is concerned with building a deeper
understanding of fold forming, in order to develop and invent new
folds, which can be applied to hardware, vessels, and floral
forms. Limited class numbers: 7 maximum.
Please contact us OFF-LIST at Brain Press if you have any
questions or are interested in signing up for either of these
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada