Fold Forming & Patina Workshop



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Instructed by Pat Downing, one of the few experts in these techniques!

This is a 3-day class, held on January 17-19, 2019.

Pat will first teach fold forming, a process of transforming flat sheets of metal into three dimensional sculpture, and then how to use both grown and commercial patinas and combinations of patinas to create spectacular finishes on these fold formed pieces.

Friday Evening: Fold Forming in copper 1/8″ – 1/4″   |   Mild steel  1/8″  |  Do a fume patina on these pieces made Friday.

Saturday & Sunday: Patinas on copper & steel using sculpt nouveau products, we will use power hammers/press and possibly the rolling mill to fold form & texture the materials prior to the patina application.

All materials will be provided. Bring your hand tools and safety equipment!


About the Instructor

Pat Downing is an expert Artist/Blacksmith from San Diego, California.

Pat is known for large scale sculptures using the same techniques he will be teaching in this class, view Pat’s work on his website at

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January 17-19, 2020


8AM – 5PM


1329 W Lincoln Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Pat Downing, Expert


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