Latest Fold Forming Workshop Photos

May 2012 Workshop at HACC

Saturday I taught another Fold Forming workshop at HACC in Harrisburg. Once again we had a lot of fun. It never fails to amaze me how four different folds can lead to so many variations. Every cuff by every student in every workshop has come out differently. These students were no exception. Take a gander at some of their samples and cuffs.

One of Caitlin’s cuffs and some of her samples.
Amy Sue used a piece of brass inside the copper to create this two toned cuff.
Paige used a lot of line folds to get great textures in her pieces.
This is Paige’s cuff (on Paige)
Look at all the undulation that Richelle formed.
Lyn tried out a variety of different forms in her samples.
Josh displayed his samples chronologically so you can see the progression.
And here’s Josh’s cuff. (Some Liver of Sulfur was busted out at the end of class.)

Rivet Workshop Rocked!

Michael showing how much fun we had. He's wearing his pendant.

Yesterday was my first Rivet Pendant workshop and it went pretty well (See, I refrained from saying “smashing.”)  I do probably need to make it a little bit longer, but everyone was able to finish at least one pendant.  Interestingly, only the guys actually put theirs on the cord during class…

There were a fair number of people there with prior metalwork experience, so they all decided to draw their own patterns, getting pretty crazy at times.  It was really neat to see all the different versions of the same project.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to offer this class again sometime.  (Hint, hint, if you know of a place that might like to offer it, hook us up)

My students hard at work.
Of course Darlene went outside the lines with her pendant!
Patricia's came out really textural and freeform.
Lindsay's reminds me of jacks.
Lora-Lynn added all kinds of layers to hers.
Sherry was the only student to complete two pendants. You can see the difference between the patinated one and the one left "natural."
We had to work out some kinks to get the cord on Dan's, but he has three layers and look at all that intricate piercing he did!

PS – My next workshop is the Sinking a Bowl workshop in conjunction with the 2012 Super “Bowl” Challenge on January 28-29th, 2012 at Millersville University.

Hurricane Force Cute (& some more news)

Apollo & his new friend Sadie

I thought that everyone could use some cuteness today!

I also have some more news to share with you.  My Better Know Your Hammer book was reviewed by Robyn Hawk, the winner of the free copy.

Also, my super secret bowl project is now official.  I have a Sinking a Bowl workshop scheduled for January 28-29, 2012 at Millersville University through the PA Guild of Craftsmen.  This will get you all set for the 2012 Super Bowl Challenge!

Speaking of which…I better get new info and a 2012 graphic up for the SBC!