Introduction to Fold Forming!

  • $165.00
    Unit price per 

If sold out, contact to be added to the waitlist.

Introduction to Fold Forming!
Instructor: Barbara Knuth
February 19, Sunday, 10am-5pm
Class Fee: $165  | Basic materials included

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: None

Class Description

Fold forming is an exciting technique wherein sheet metal is manipulated and hammered to create fabulously textured, 3-dimensional, organic forms. This is a relatively quick process, so students will have the opportunity to create a variety of forms exploring texturing fold forms, and fold forming 3-D forms. In this one-day introduction workshop, students will cut, file, and practice annealing metal as well as develop a fundamental understanding of how to use a jeweler's hammer. This workshop is an excellent precursor to more advanced fold forming techniques and anticlastic forming. All levels.

Materials INCLUDED:

  • Copper for a variety of samples will be provided.

Students MAY Bring:

  • 24g Silver sheet (available in studio store)
  • Light weight leather work gloves
  • Ear protection

Instructor Bio:

Barbara Knuth was born and raised in rural Wisconsin where she grew up working with her hands, making things, and enjoying life on the farm. As an adult she discovered her love for metalsmithing while attending University of Wisconsin Whitewater which is where she received her BFA in metalsmithing. Barbara continued onto graduate school at San Diego State University where she earned an MFA in metalsmithing. After school she made her move to Seattle to be a part of a thriving metals community that she actively participates in. Barbara spent 7 years teaching metalsmithing and jewelry full time at Auburn Mountainview High School where she shared her love of metalsmithing with gobs of teenagers. She creates her own work in a private studio at her home in South Seattle and shows her work locally on a regular basis.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

Review our class cancellation policy HERE.

All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.