Rhoda Mack of Center for Metal Arts asked me to pass this along...
"If you want to get an email notice about the DATE FOR NEXT YEAR's CONFERENCE, email email@example.com with CLB 2013 in the subject line."
This little snippet from the 5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference shows Charles working on several line folds that have different leg lengths. The point of the demo is that shorter leg length means greater curvature. It seems like a small point but it's a foundation concept and major design choice.
Notice the heavy, rhythmic blows. The piece is moving, not the hammer, just like fabric moves under a sewing machine needle. Periodically Charles switches to a flat-faced rawhide hammer to flatten out the piece, and that's important too.
These are the pieces made in the video. It's the only shot I got... you can see there is more curve on the piece with shorter legs (sides), as compared to the bottom piece with longer legs. Too bad there isn't a side view of the top left piece. Sorry not perfect but does it make sense?
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.
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