Small-scale Metalworking: The Foldforming Technique
Foldforming is a fun and addictive metalworking technique, which easily and quickly creates three-dimensional sculptural forms from sheet metal. With no previous metal working experience, you will be impressed by the malleable nature of copper as you stretch and curve it using a hammer.
Learning the basics of metalwork as you progress through the project to create life like leaf forms. Finished leaves can be assembled into a small wreath to display on the wall, a decorative stem to adorn a vase or be used as a planter decoration.
Emma-Jane Rule is a silversmith and metalsmith based in Leicester at StudionAme. Her work has won many awards for her work including a Silver Award in the Silversmiths’ 3D section at Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards and the Winner of the Contemporary British Silversmiths’ Design in Silver Award at New Designers, London.