Corrugation and microfolding offer endless possibilities for creativity that result in exciting textures and forms. The undulations make thin metal stronger, making it possible to make large, yet light and strong jewelry as well as vessels ---an advantage with today's metal prices.
When fold forming techniques are combined with corrugated metal, the metal is "microfolded". During this exciting course, Cynthia Eid will demonstrate forming and textural possibilities of manipulation using pliers, fingers, and rolling mills in addition to the use of the microfold brake. Participants have the opportunity for hands-on practice and experimentation after each demonstration --- with the choice of making samples or creating finished designs. Combining microfolding with other techniques can lead to further design opportunities.
Microfold Brakes will be available for shared use during the workshop. The instructor can provide tools at a discount to students who contact her in advance of the workshop. Participants who have their own tool for corrugation will want to bring it.
This course is appropriate for people with basic jewelry skills, as well as professionals.
BIO: Cynthia Eid is an award-winning jeweler, silversmith, and educator with over forty years of experience. Eid's sculptural metalswork is primarily done in Argentium Silver formed through the creative use of hammers and/or a hydraulic press. Cynthia has won awards for creativity and design, exhibited and taught internationally, and her work is published extensively. She has written about Argentium Silver for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Art Jewelry magazine, and Rio Grande. Cynthia has taught about Argentium Silver in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She is recognized as a pioneer working with Argentium.
SKILL LEVEL: Appropriate for people with basic jewelry skills, as well as professionals.
Workshop FEE: ADC Member $340, Non Members $365
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