Lewton-Brain Foldform Award 2012
Undersea Candelabra by Rauni Higson
Artist statement: Inspired by an underwater forest of seaweed swaying in the current, the two part Candelabra can be arranged in various formations to sculptural effect. The rising elements combine Anticlastic and Synclastic forming with Fold-forming, to support the 8 candle cups at various heights. Height 45cm. Sterling silver.
Spiritus by Theresa Nguyen
Artist statement: The inspiration for this piece came from observing how plant life get their sustenance from the sun and reach out and respond to its energy. Fold forming was the key technique that I used in shaping the silver, the aim being to try and capture the energy of life that comes from the sun and the energy that is fully on display in the natural world. (Photo credit: Richard Valencia Ltd)
Quadrant by Kaiya Rainbolt
Artist statement: This piece has its origins in the 12x12 series, and also has no solder or cold connections of any kind. 5” x 6” x 11.5” (Photo credit: Sibila Savage Photography)
Pleated Silver Drinking Set on Ebonised Base by Grant McCaig
Artist statement: I have always been aware of fold forming as a structural technique, however I came to the process through a desire to give the blank sheets of silver, that come from the bullion suppliers, some character before starting to form the vessels. The lines on the surface exaggerate the movement of the metal compressing and expanding across the surface.
August 2012 on SueLacy Wired is dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, taking place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. To view the series, click category "5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference" in the far right column on this page.(Are you a metalsmith interested in foldforming? Join our official Facebook group.)