Boulder Metalsmithing Association Message Board › Fold forming class with Ira Sherman
Ira Sherman is teaching Fold Forming Techniques for Metalsmiths on
October 27 and 28 (Saturday and Sunday) at the North Boulder School of
Metals. This is a two-day class right here in Boulder! Ira Sherman is
a highly successful custom goldsmith and jeweler, and as an
internationally recognized sculptor. His work is found in the
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and other world class museums and
exhibitions. For more information about Ira, visit
I took Ira's class in 2009 and loved his teaching style as well as the
course content. It was great fun and I've used techniques I learned in
my own studio. There's nothing else like fold forming and it has lots
of applications for jewelry and sculpture.
The cost for the class is $210 and there's a limit of six students.
Registration is first-come, first served. To register, send a check to
1845 Quince Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
Class description as follows:
- Fold Forming Techniques for Metalsmiths
Fold forming was developed as a metal forming system by Charles
Lewton-Brain in the early 1980's/ Charles has demonstrated his
extensive knowledge in workshops and lecturers throughout the world.
publications update new developments in fold form process. (Write:
Charles Lewton-Brain, 1407 14 th Ave. N.W. , Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4R3
) The technique takes advantage of the inherent plastic properties of
Using sheet metal that is folded and stretched, the student will
explore a variety structures. Students will be introduced to fold-form
techniques in both Ferris and non Ferris metals including line folds,
dapped line folds, T-Folds (double, tapered, & arched), Plunkett fold,
Good fold, Dapped T-Folds,"air repousse'" Heloide folds, Heistad cup,
Dapped and roller printed folds, Scored and Pleated folds, folds using
shims, wire scoring and folding.
A list of required tools and supplies will be provided upon
registration for the class.
I expect this class to sell out quickly. Contact me if you have questions.
This is the same weekend as the CoMA workshop with Deb Stoner. Will Ira be offering future workshops at North Boulder Metalsmithing School?
Edited by Carrie Appel on Sep 28, 2012 10:22 AM
This class has been postponed until December due to a death in Ira's family. New dates will be posted as soon as they're available.