Fold Forming

with Nell Fredericksen


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Saturday & Sunday

November 27 & 28, 2021

9 am - 5 pm

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Materials Fee (Paid at the Beginning of Class)

Approximately $100

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Class Description

Fold forming is a traditional technique for hammer working metal that produces a wide variety of very volumetric organic shapes. During the class we will explore many different folds including line folds, T folds, pleated folds, and star folds. Proper hammer use and technique will be emphasized. Students will practice these fold forming techniques in copper and then translate those techniques they especially like into silver. Students can bring their own metals (copper and silver sheet - 24 gauge is best) or you can purchase these as needed from the instructor.

Covid-19 Policy:

Masks will be required during this class.

Materials List

materials list

Minimum Age


About the Instructor

Nell Fredericksen has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 30 years and is an Artisan Center of VA Juried Master Artisan. Her work is very organic and often reflects the natural world. Nell works primarily in gold and has a high level of expertise in many traditional metalsmithing techniques. Learn More about the Instructor at:

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.