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Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver (B29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 13 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm

Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver (Evenings, Tuesdays). 

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– On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your experiences, you will design and make a small vessel (or similar) that best exploits your favoured technique.

Your projects include:

  • Scoring – Make at least 3 three dimensional forms by scoring and folding sheet
  • Fold forming – Fold, crease, unbend and stretch sheet metal to create at least 3 three dimensional forms
  • Raising techniques – Use hammers and stakes to create up to 3 three dimensional forms
  • Extension project -using your findings as a basis, design and make a small vessel in copper or silver.

By the end of this course you will know how to:

Shape metal to create complex 3D forms using a range of techniques

And you will have produced a reference / sample board of pieces that explore

Note: this course is free flowing and experimental in nature and you are encouraged to explore ways to exploit and further extend processes.  You may choose to focus on your favourite process or you can experiment with all of them, and it is anticipated that every student will have a unique set of outcomes.

You can use these metal manipulation techniques to explore new ways of working. However if you have other specific projects in mind, you can choose to continue to work on these instead. Your tutor will always aim to facilitate your requirements.

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Course TutorVicky Forrester

Max student numbers: 10 students 

Course Dates: 16 Jan – 20 March 2018 (No half term break)

Class Times: Tuesday evenings, 6.15pm – 9.15pm

Course Fee:  Standard: £260 / *Concessions: £225

*f you are on a low wage, or in receipt of tax credits or other benefit you qualify for the Flux concessionary rate. This is a discretionary discount which we personally subsidise. Please consider how much you need this discount before choosing the concessionary option.

Materials Kit : Basic materials are included.

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beautiful hammered and folded forms in silver, interlinked to make a necklace


Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm
Tuesday 13 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm
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Vicky Forrester
07931 228 352


Flux Jewellery School, London
2F Vanguard Court
London, SE5 8QT United Kingdom
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07931 228 352