You know that fold forming book you love? Well, author, teacher and master metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain is final back, TEACHING in person! This March join us in the studio for two exciting workshops: fold forming bracelets and Patina on Metal!
Fold-Forming Bracelets with the Master: March 10 & March 11
Master metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain developed and introduced the world to Fold Forming. Since then, many artists practice and teach the technique, however Charles is still the master! This intermediate workshop will focus on using foldforming methods for making bracelets, concentrating on techniques and folds that work for bracelets, and the most appropriate foldforming approaches for textures and designs. The workshop will includes chasing on air, and trapping gems.
Patina on Metal: March 12
Patina is the final touch, the icing on the cake, the surface that sets one apart from the crowd, it can add both depth and texture transforming our metal, often unpredictably, into an unimaginably beautiful thing. On metal, patina refers to a thin coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides or sulfates formed on the surface during exposure to atmospheric elements, a common example is rust or the warm brown color of the penny in your pocket. Charles will present safe, easy patination methods for metals that involve easily obtainable (think kitchen chemicals) to produce a wide range of blues, greens, browns, blacks, greys and reddish tones on most metals including precious. Application methods and control of pattern and surface will be described and addressed as a compositional system. No experience required.
Learn more and register HERE.