Foldforming: Lovely Line Folds, Scoring & Bending, and a Touch of T-folds

Course Description

About this course

Foldforming is a new, rapid, easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand tools. Invented by Charles Lewton-Brain, foldforming is recognized as a new way of working metal. This workshop concentrates on the core skills for foldforming, from reshaping a hammer, hammering skills, and techniques to a thorough exploration of line folds, which are the core of the foldforming system. Easy, fast, controlled scoring and bending will also be taught, and a touch of T-folds will be covered.

This course will consist of three sessions. Each session will consist of the following:

  • Demonstrations and teaching from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Off-camera break or independent work time from 12:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Q&A, trouble shooting, and more demo if needed 3:00PM to 5:00PM

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Meet the Instructor

Charles Lewton-Brain

Charles Lewton-Brain studied and worked in Europe and North America. He lectures and publishes internationally on his research into rapid manipulation of metal and it's surface for artistic and manufacturing purposes. He invented Fold-Forming, an internationally reconized new approach to working sheet metals. Head of the Jewellery/Metals Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he writes, exhibits and works in his studio. He is President of the Canadian Crafts Federation. He thinks of himself as an artist who works primarily in the context of body ornament. He is a founding partner in the world's largest free educational web site for jewelers, and has over 700 pages of his writing there.

Materials & Tools 

Comprehensive lists of supplies that will be used for course demonstrations and objectives can be found here. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.




Charles Lewton-Brain


September 13 -17, 2021


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


3 days

Basic and above

No Class Dates

September 14

September 16

Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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