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Fold Forming

This is a two day class.

Fold forming is a new, quick, easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand tools. Shaping is extremely efficient and rapid. In this class you will learn to make 3-dimensional forms in metal without having to solder a single thing! The forms you’ll make are beautiful, strong, unique and perfect for combining with polymer clay, resins, Faux Bone, and almost any other material you may like.

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With little more than a hammer and a block to hammer on, you will be able to make forms that seem complex and technically difficult but are actually fast and easy. Tools are simple: fingers, hammers, anvil, and mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of metal often on one annealing. They resemble chased, constructed, and soldered forms, and can be made with most metals, including steel.

Robert is a hugely talented, prolific artist and his work has been exhibited, collected and published throughout the world. He has a wealth of knowledge, mined from over 30 years of making and teaching.

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Robert Dancik

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Faux Bone™, is a new, user friendly and extremely versatile material. Faux Bone™ can be cut, and carved, sawn and sanded. It can be filed, hammered, polished, drilled, stamped, inlayed, dyed, and painted. It can look like ivory, have the patina of aged ceramic, or be polished to a pure white.

You can heat and bend it with nothing more than a small embossing heat-gun. It is so strong you can rivet on it, die form right into it, or hammer metal around it. Faux Bone™ is perfect for artwork as varied as jewellery and book making, sculpture, or printmaking. It can be easily embossed to make texture plates for PMC and basket makers can use it to simulate Scrimshaw on the tops of Nantucket Baskets. In this workshop, we will explore these possibilities and more. Students can expect to leave with a number of examples and/or finished projects.

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This class is open to complete beginners.

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