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Fold Forming was developed as a metal forming system by Charles Lewton-Brain in the early 1980's.   Charles has
demonstrated his extensive knowledge using this technique conducting workshops and lecturers throughout the
world.  The technique takes advantage of the inherent plastic properties of metal and is uniquely suited to jewelry and
art object design.  Thin pieces of  metal are folded, forged and stretched. Jewelers Fold Forming techniques can be
modified and interpreted in larger scale using blacksmith and steel fabrication techniques.   Design pattern layout is
essentially the same for Fold Forming in nonferrous metals but heavier thickness and larger steel objects often require
high working temperatures and specialized tools used buy blacksmiths