Annual CLB Metal Arts Workshop: Foldforming for Vessels + 4 Ways to Attend
This summer's annual Foldforming Event with Charles Lewton-Brain, the innovative pioneer of forged sheet forming, is July 24-26, 2015, at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate New York.
PRLog - May 25, 2015 - WARWICK, N.Y. -- "Foldforming for Vessels" is this year's focus at the annual summer foldforming workshop event with Charles Lewton-Brain, the Canadian artist who pioneered the innovative new forming technique. The origami-like technique of foldforming is used to build dimensional objects from flat metal sheet. This new art technique was first systematically explored and documented by the celebrated Charles Lewton-Brain.
"Charles Lewton-Brain is one of the most knowledgeable, most celebrated and most accessible metalsmiths in North America," wrote Alan Revere in The Innovators. His work has been recognized by the British Museum Research Lab, by a 1991 Rolex award, and in 2012 he was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General Award for his contribution to Canadian arts. The annual event at the Center for Metal Arts is a chance for access to this very accessible and brilliant artist.
This year, there are four ways to attend CLB 2015: Foldforming for Vessels.(1) FULL REGISTRATIONincludes all lectures, talks, demos, plus a block of hands-on studio time each day, working with Charles Lewton-Brain.
(2) AUDIT REGISTRATION includes all lectures, talks and demos with Charles Lewton-Brain, no hands-on studio time.
(3) DAY PASS: Register when arriving. Just look for a staff member, and you will be seated. Enjoy sitting in on a session with Lewton-Brain.
(4) ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER WITH CHARLES LEWTON-BRAIN, for a farm-to-table feast and conversation with this much-celebrated dinner guest. Dinner guests will also see the first video announcement of this year’s Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition winners. Friday night July 24 at 6 PM at the Seligman Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf. Reserve your seat for an evening of great food and good company at www.centerformetalarts.com.
Refined Jewelers' Mechanisms and Clasps at June 2015 Small Metals Weekend
Berkeley-based jeweler Alison Antelman is teaching a Custom Clasps Weekend Workshop at the Center for Metal Arts in the lower Hudson Valley, NY, on June 13-14, 2015. Antelman's refined mechanisms have won national awards and publication.
PRLog - May 9, 2015 - Antelman's June 13-14 workshop at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate New York is an opportunity study with this west coast art jeweler and mentor here on the east coast. Participants will learn the mechanisms and refinements of the box and the key clasps in this weekend intensive.
Custom Clasps is a hands-on workshop aboutbox and key clasps for intermediate to advanced jewelers and small metals artisans at the Center for Metal Arts. The June 13-14 weekend class is for jewelers who would like to refine secure and well-designed mechanisms in a weekend hands-on clasp clinic. Antelman will discuss a variety of solutions to link your custom-made clasp to the rest of your piece, including how to customize terminals and findings. She will demonstrate techniques to designing the box and the key clasp mechanisms as a unifying or even focal element for one's work. Students should expect to follow their own design inclinations in order to explore new ideas in creating cohesive finished jewelry. Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples to play with. Basic fabrication, including soldering, required.