Beauty in Fold-Forming

Fold Forming Charles Lewton-Brain

As I work my way, literally through this book, I am ever surprised by the fluidity of metal. I never imagined the possibilities of creation with an appearing solid material. Simple maneuvers yield beautiful simple and repeating forms and patterns.

I started playing with fold-forming  the other day after plowing halfway though the book first. This simple ring was such a surprise at the end of my session that I had to do it again larger, thus the cuff.

Fold-forming

While I continue to play in copper, I am amazed at what a patina will reveal of the formed structure. Considered marks and often unconsidered ones will reveal themselves in the patination process. Once again showing me, Beauty, while appreciated, is often elusive and whimsical in it’s appearance.

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Aspiring goldsmith pursuing Beauty through playful passion in metal and stone.