Metalsmith Essentials: Introduction to Foldforming

Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: This class is an introduction to foldforming, a unique method of moving and shaping metal. Foldforming is fun, fast and you can make fabulous pieces of jewellery.  We will be focusing mainly on the technique of line folds, ultimately producing one or two pairs of earrings and one or two cuffs.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Foldforming

Bring to class: Patience, enthusiasm and EAR PLUGS!



Price: 100.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 55.00 Includes: All metal and findings required for the projects plus detailed handout. Use of the instrutor's specialized forming hammers.
Duration: approximately 7 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
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To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Iris Rogers Melamed

Iris began beading about 15 years ago. From there she moved on to chainmaille, wire work, metal clay and ultimately metal work. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to learn more about working with metal to share with her students. Iris has studied with Michael David Sturlin giving her a great foundation in technique and design. She continues to develop her own skills by studying with renowned metalsmiths and jewelers including Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tim McCreight, Pauline Warg, and Cynthia Eid.

Inspired by nature, colours of stones and the malleability of metals, Iris actively records ideas to use in her class.

Iris' advice to others? "I have two favourite saying that continue to inspire me: 'Success is the  ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm' (Winston Churchill), and 'You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.' (Maya Angelou)."

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