Fold Forming Jewellery Course
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
Invented by goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain in the late 1980s, this technique involves repeatedly annealing, folding and hammering sheet metal to produce unique, organic and strong three dimensional shapes.
The tutor will demonstrate an range of basic techniques but as with most advanced jewellery making and metalwork
processes, fold forming improves with practice, repetition and experience so time will be given over to students experimenting with forms.
This class runs from 10-5pm and is a fun and intensive day suitable for students with experience of working in silver.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Line fold
- Multiple crossing folds
- Hammering technique
- Fold forming with a rolling mill
- Creating wavy spines
- Leaf forms
- and much more
Classes are very small with a maximum of 7 students allowing close attention from the tutor.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
New learning opportunity, made beautiful pieces - Gergana Hristova
Wide variety of techniques shown and experienced. I've attended several course and have been educated and inspired in everyone of them, thank you! - Christina Nevin
Freedom to explore techniques at own pace - Elaine Yeung
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x