About the course: Discover the art of fold forming in this fun and energetic two-day jewellery making class, led by award-winning jeweller Jenny Deans. This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners looking to learn a new technique. Participants will be introduced to the basic techniques used to transform flat sheet metal into a variety of interesting 3-dimensional forms using simple tools.
Fold Forming Weekend Workshop. Level: Some previous workshop experience would be beneficial.
Participants will create a series of samples with fold, hammer and rolling techniques before working towards a finished piece. This could take the form of earrings, a pendant, bracelet or a more sculptural object for the home like a spoon or candlestick.
Your Tutor: Jenny Deans is an award-winning Jeweller based at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith, Edinburgh. She creates elegant contemporary jewellery which has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has taken part in the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibition in London and the Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold in Edinburgh.
Learn, Design, Make:
- Line folding
- Hammering technique
- Fold forming with the rolling mill
- Leaf Forms
- Wavy Spines
What to bring: We’ll provide all the things you will need to start exploring the world of fold forming including copper and all tools required. Silver will be available to purchase at cost price should you wish to work with a more precious metal for your finished piece.
Please bring along glasses if you need them and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. If you have long hair please wear it up and bring a cloth face mask to wear if required. Lunch is not provided but you can bring lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy food. Refreshments provided.
Since you are with us for a weekend jewellery making class maybe you would like to wear a professional CSSJ apron to really feel at home! Available to purchase here.
And if you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest board filled with fold forming information and inspiration just for you!
**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**
Date: 20th & 21st November 2021
Time – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm