Microfolding & Corrugation with Cynthia Eid
Microfolding can also be called corrugation. The wavy undulations add strength to thin metal, making it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, jewelry. This process offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming. A wide variety of techniques and textural possibilities will be demonstrated, including fanfolds and ribbon forms, smocking, confirming and pleating, fold forming, using a corrugation compressor, and making microfolded beads. Each demonstration is followed by work time. Process, technique, and design are emphasized in this class, rather than being project-oriented. Participants may choose to make lots of samples, or to focus on a few finished designs. Specialty tools will be available to share during the workshop. This class is limited to only eight students.
Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:00 am - 5:30 pm each day
This course is for participants with the basic skills of Intro to Jewelry as well as advanced students and professionals. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $740 + Tool & Materials Fee: $55 payable at registration
Instructor: *visiting artist* Cynthia Eid
Please note our *visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
(Save 5% on your class fee when you register by April 12)
Visiting Artist Cynthia Eid- "Whether using hammers and stakes, or hydraulic press tools, Cynthia’s sculptural jewelry and hollowware shows her focus on exploring the fluidity with which metal can be moved, formed, and joined. Cynthia Eid co-authored the book Creative Metal Forming, with Betty Helen Longhi, published in 2013 by Tim McCreight’s Brynmorgen Press. In his foreword for the book, Michael Good says the authors "have succeeded in assembling the first comprehensive textbook on synclastic and anticlastic forming.
Cynthia and Betty developed a set of anticlastic stakes, and Eid also works with Knew Concepts and Bonny Doon to help make tools for jewelers and metalsmiths.
Lee Marshall has dubbed Cynthia Eid “Godmother of the Knew Concept Saws” since it was her idea for him to produce these saws for jewelers.
Having worked with Argentium Silver since 1999, Eid’s participation in the development of AS brought her recognition as a Pioneer by Argentium International, Ltd.
Cynthia Eid's metalwork has won awards for creativity and design, been featured in many publications, and been exhibited internationally. With a BS in Art Education and MFA in Jewelry, Design, and Silversmithing, she has previously worked as a bench jeweler for fine goldsmiths, a model-maker in a gold jewelry factory, and on private commissions. Her work is in museums in the US and UK. Currently an independent metalsmith and educator, she teaches weekly classes at Metalwerx in Massachusetts, and has taught workshops in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia." See Cynthia’s work at www.cynthiaeid.com
More about the book at www.creativemetalforming.com