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earthboar jewelry - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 10:16amcopper | foldforming | T fold
My first try - I was aiming for a T fold with a cup like on page 78ish in Lewton-Brain's Foldforming book. The metal certainly didn't do as I expected but it is very cool and I love the texture in the cup. I plan on cutting this into strips for earrings as I don't know what else to do with it. I hope I can get thru the hardened metal cup area without destroying the piece and form.
JaniceF - Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:10amJewelry Jewelry Gallery | 14k gold | fold formed | foldforming | ring | sterling
shannonreeves - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:44pmfoldforming
Ive been doing alot of foldforming with copper lately, so i decided to try a little on 20 gauge sterling. it became very brittle and basically just fell apart. what am i doing wrong? any suggestions?
B.J. Severtson - Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 1:22pmbowls and vessels | copper foldforming | foldforming
I'll try to answer some fold forming questions. The process is one where I spend most of my time. What is fold forming? Well to begin with just look at the words fold and forming..gee you could do that with a sheet of paper..people have, they called the process origami..those same cultures also did origami with metal, mostly foils. They folded they formed..origami with metal ignores the properties of the metal and treats the resistance of the metal as an obstacle to be overcome. What if we used the characteristics or properties of metal in the process? When we do that, we are doing what today is known as "fold forming"
Gene Olson - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 11:55pmRepousse & Chasing copper | fold forming | foldforming | Nikrassoff | raising copper | repousse
A couple years ago I saw this bowl and took some notes, not nearly enough notes.
B.J. Severtson - Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 1:35pmfoldforming
Well you've come back, glad to see you. There was a Monarch on the milkweed yesterday, beautiful thing. I think she laid some eggs. Can't see them yet but I'm pretty sure they are there. Seeing is such a confusing think. Our eyes take a picture, It's a very complex and detailed picture. Then our mind scans the picture for important information. It keeps the baseball that's coming at your head from hitting you instead of visualizing the cheerleader, also in your field of vision. The problem with scanning the things in front of us is that we miss some very interesting stuff. We can trick our minds into experiencing more and not just scanning. Drawing demands that we process more info than scanning gives us. Staring does the same thing. Zoom in zoom out. A good piece of sculpture demands that your hands touch it. Touch helps us see. Listen to yourself hammer on a piece of metal, Listening helps us see. I'm pretty sure what I've written, but I'm never sure what you've read. I enjoy that confusion. Yes I do write on two levels at the same time, enjoy. While we are at it let's stop the search for the right answer. and begin enjoying this journey. Oh Ok Then. hang on here we go.
B.J. Severtson - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 12:35pmbowls | Copper flowers | copper foldforming | fold forming bowls | foldforming | vessels
Where can I learn about fold forming?
B.J. Severtson - Monday, October 29, 2007 - 4:40pmbowls | foldforming | vessels
B.J. Severtson - Monday, October 29, 2007 - 4:24pmbowls | foldforming | vessels | Other Metal Gallery