A Day of Foldforming
Foldforming combines origami with forging to create dramatic changes of volume and form in a matter of minutes. The way a copper sheet is folded, how and where it is hammered, and how it is opened determines the finished form. These shapes resemble chased, constructed and soldered forms and can often not be arrived at in any other way in a comparable working time.
This full day workshop will review the basic folds, explore variations, and begin working on advanced folded forms. The (pictured) Pleated and Rueger folds will be covered today. You'll make your own organic dimensional forms in copper and enjoy some true "wow" moments when they are opened!
About Chip Schwartz:
Chip Schwartz lives and works in Beacon, NY, where he is the owner of Schwartz Metal Arts. In addition to doing one of a kind jewelry, flatware, and both functional and sculptural hollowware in his beacon studio, Chip teaches jewelry and metalsmithing classes to groups and individuals. He also works as a patineur and finisher at the renowned Polich Tallix Art Foundry. Chip holds an MFA in jewelry and metal design from East Carolina University and has taught classes and workshops at several colleges, universities, and art centers.
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