Metal Forming Master Class with Betty Helen Longhi
Shell forming is a wonderful way to create three-dimensional structures for jewelry and sculpture from flat sheet metal. Explore the fundamentals of sheet metal behavior and gain an understanding of the relationship between technique, tools and resulting forms. Specific techniques will include synclastic sinking, anticlastic raising and transitions from one form to another resulting in more complex structures. We will be working in the context of the book Creative Metal Forming written by instructor Betty Helen Longhi and co-author Cynthia Eid. Working for 8 classes, students will be able to work deeply into each process. A supply list will be emailed. All experience levels welcome. Lunch break each day.