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Fold-forming is an innovative metalworking process based on the traditional forging process, but, applied in a novel, contemporary way. Instead of using the heavier wire and rod stock associated with conventional forging, it employs a folded piece of thin sheet metal, exploiting its malleability by selective stretching with a hammer to generate a diverse range of elegant, lightweight, three-dimensional forms that are virtually impossible to create by any other method. The process is remarkably fast, and these forms, which require no soldering to produce, are lightweight yet structural, and are ideally suited to a wide range of jewelry applications. This is the ‘instant gratification’ of metalworking, and is as close to metal magic as you can get!BIO: John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator and author/illustrator. He currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz, NY, and previously taught at Parsons School of Design, NYC, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Hofstra University, LI. He was also former Director of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In addition, he has conducted numerous workshops at such locations as Arrowmont; Brookfield; Haystack; Penland; Appalachian Center; Peters Valley; Touchstone; FSG/WildAcres; FSG/Atlantic Center for the Arts and many others. He was the 2006 inductee into the National Metalsmiths’ Hall of Fame and was selected as Touchstone Center for Crafts’ 2007 Artist of the Year. He is author and illustrator of Creative Stonesetting, and has served as a technical consultant and contributing author for several contemporary jewelry texts including Metals Technic, Contemporary Silver and The Penland Book of Jewelry. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, and is included in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, the Jewish Museum, NYC and the Ackland Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate/ Advanced Levels. Age 17+
WORKSHOP FEES: $205 ADC Members/$250 Non-Members
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