The process of fold forming is dynamic and creative. In this class we will introduce simple line folds, multi-directional folds, and explore the wonderful effects fold forming has on various types of metal. The student will not only take home several techniques to keep in their skills tool box, they will also create a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings.
We will cover:
- Single folds
- Multiple Folds
- Micro Folding
- Hammer techniques
- Finishing techniques
Class duration 8 hrs with a 45 minute break for lunch
Prerequisite: Metals 1 or equivalent
Ear protection is required. Please bring expandable foam ear plugs or
similar protection. Foam plugs will be available to purchase from the instructor for $2.
You will need to bring your own N95 or P95 mask (in addition to a cloth mask). This is for filtering out small particulates that are formed when metalsmithing.
$30 which will include the metal for the samples, silver earring kit, and studio materials. Cash or check accepted.
Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is November 13, 2021.
About the instructor, Liz Covert:
Liz honed her skills while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in small metals and sculpture. Inspired by the world around her, she continued her education with a Masters in Cultural Studies. Liz’s extensive experience in metal work includes welding, blacksmithing, and a career in sculpture conservation. Her teaching background ranges from first grade art classes to private jewelry lessons and has spanned over a decade.
Liz is the owner and creator behind Covert Metals, a one-woman metal working studio located in Denver, Colorado that has roots reaching from New York to Texas. Covert Metals emphasizes unique one-of-a-kind design that melds contemporary styling with hand-forged detailing.
Some of Liz’s favorite things are printed books and sci-fi in all forms. When she’s not at the bench she’s outside hiking, running, or cycling. Liz also loves food in all forms and flavors, and especially likes to cook. Her work is a reflection of all the things she enjoys wrapped up in the importance of quality over quantity.