Decking Hollow Fold Forms

  • Instructor: Bill Dawson
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $245

Fold forming can create incredibly beautiful shapes but hollow folded forms can be too flexible for practical purposes. Like the deck of a large ship deck, "decking" makes open forms stronger and can be used to fortify any hollow metal shape making it a very transferable skill.  Expand on your basic knowledge of fold forming with more complex patterns including wire scoring and hollow fold-forms. Learn to "deck" your forms to create rigidity, turning these fantastic organic shapes into more functional vessels. Some advanced soldering techniques will be demonstrated as soldering a deck onto a hollow form is no easy task. Basic fold forming and soldering skills required. Basic materials included

Prerequisites:
  • Basic fold forming and soldering skills required.
Materials Included:
  • Students will be provided with copper and solder for samples
Students Must Bring:
  • -Leather work gloves