Writings by Sue Lacy
Writing is both work and play for me--
always fun. Here are some selections.
A Closer Look at Foldforming
This metal forming technique was developed by Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980's. Why do these organic shapes mimic nature so perfectly?
Call for Entries:
The Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition
This is a press release for the annual global foldforming competition for metal artists.
The Center for Metal Arts website
Enjoy this website for the Center for Metal Arts. I'm proud to say that I designed and built the site, and hope it conveys a sense for how special CMA is to the metal arts community.
LIVE BLOG: The 5th Annual
Charles Lewton-Brain Conference
Enjoy the photos, tips, video clips, and commentary from a student's perspective (mine!) to see what it's like to study foldforming under the master himself at Center for Metal Arts in downstate New York.
A pop culture discovery
Harry Reminick's artisan jewelry, his contribution to the Works Project Administration's Federal Art Project in 1937, and how he helped shape my life.
Ohio Under Siege: By land and sea
An introduction to kudzu and zebra mussels, two invasive species that have entered Ohio with a vengeance.
Happy 2013 and Tips for a Cut Finger
My most popular blog post, ever-- a humorous but cautionary tale about mandolin slicers and proper medical attention. Readers often leave stories of their own in the comments.
Announcing a new art book
ISBN 9780991507207 / August 2014
Foldforming at 30: Winners and Jurors' Choice Selections for the Inaugural Lewton-Brain Foldform Competitions
by Rhoda Weber Mack and Sue Lacy
A full color, image-rich celebration of winners and Jurors' Choice selections from the 2012 and 2013 competitions with forward by Charles Lewton-Brain and commentary by Hazel Wheaton and Cynthia Eid. A beautiful addition to the coffee table; 8x10 soft cover, high quality paper, 47 pages. More info...
Videos are an exciting visual alternative to writing. Visit my YouTube channel for my full set of videos. The channel is set up as community support for metal arts, foldforming, and craft, and exceeded 55,000+ views as of July 2014. SAMPLES:
A note to metalsmiths:
If you've visited this page because you're a metalsmith interested in foldforming, please consider joining Foldforming Central, our global community on Facebook. We have 1200+ members as of July 2014. It's an engaged, friendly group that stays positive and supportive.
You will need evidence of metalsmithing in your Facebook banner or profile pic to join, OR message me (founder/administrator) in FB with your metals background.