Aug. 20 and 21: Fold Forming & Score Folding
This workshop teaches the fundamentals of making three-dimensional
forms using the principles developed by the Canadian jeweler, Charles
Lewton-Brain. These forms are rapidly developed using shortcuts with
the rolling mill, and combined with more traditional techniques
utilizing forging and soldering. Each principle requires several
hours of basic instruction. The rest of the class is comprised of
"challenges" and experimentation.
For form, the rolling mill is used to quickly develop a basic form,
which is then further developed with forging, resulting in mostly
flowing, organic structures. The resulting forms, which are
lightweight, are then “frozen” in their forms with solder.
For score, the rolling mill is used primarily for embossing
patterns, and the main development is done with the aid of cut-off
wheels. Obtuse and acute angles and curves are formed and "frozen"
Workshop is designed for Intermediate level jewelers and
metalsmiths, Instructor: Katherine Palochak
Katherine Palochak has published several articles on metalsmithing
topics, and I thoroughly enjoy her workshops when she travels
through Denver! To view some examples of her technique, see her
Orchid gallery at http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/palo.htm
For more about the Denver workshop, see the course
catalog for Clear Creek Academy:
Sandra A. Grotewohl