www.foldforming.org: 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition winners announced on JUL 24, 2015 by New York's Center for Metal Arts. These are winners and Jurors' Choice selections from among entries received from artists around the world. JURORS: Charles Lewton-Brain, Hazel Wheaton, and Hanuman Aspler. SPONSORS: Art Jewelry magazine, Center for Metal Arts (host), The Ganoksin Project, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, and Rio Grande. Video by Sue Lacy, Competition Director. The video is also at Ganoksin: http://www.ganoksin.com/benchtube/vid...
Competition Director: Sue Lacy
1st PLACE: Dan Lippitt, Madison, WI, U.S., “Stovchen III” (16.5 cm x 11.4 cm) sterling silver
2nd PLACE: Ira Sherman, www.irasherman.com, Denver, CO, U.S., “The Hoshen” (45.7 x 25.4 x 6.4 cm) sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones.
3rd PLACE: Christina Brandewie, www.cabbjewelry.com, Cincinnati, OH, U.S., “Honeycomb Bracelet” (7.6 cm x 2.5 cm) sterling silver, 18K yellow gold plated.
HONORABLE MENTION: Linda Leviton, lindaleviton.com, Lewis Center, OH, U.S., “Animal Vegetable Mineral” (71 cm x 63.5 cm x 7.6 cm) copper, patina.
2015 JURORS' CHOICE (alphabetical order):
Melody Armstrong, www.melodyarmstrong.com, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA, “Vulva Ring” (2.7 cm x 4.1 cm x 2.1 cm) copper, sterling silver
Nick Grant Barnes, www.nickgrantbarnes.com, Silver Spring, MD, U.S., “Damascus Panel Ring” (Size 5) 18k gold, Damascus steel, diamond, and “Green Amethyst Solitaire” (Size 11) 18K rose, 14kw, green amethyst; photos by David Terao
Holly Carter, hollycarterart.com, Richmond, CA, U.S., “Facets” (40.6 cm x 27.9 cm x 27.9 cm) pewter, acrylic, aluminum
John M. Cohea, jmcknives.blademakers.com, Nettleton, MS, U.S., “Vest Knife” (20.3 cm x 5 cm) Damascus steel, copper, fused silver, mokume gane, garnets, leather, rawhide; photos by Scott A. Roush
Melissa Davenport, Scottdale, PA, U.S., “Vase” (15.2 cm x 7.6 cm x 3.8 cm) sterling silver
Chelsea Dyck, www.mycreativework.ca, Calgary, Alberta, CA, “Colours of the Seasons Collar” (17.8 cm x 17.8 cm) niobium, sterling silver
Wendy Edsall-Kerwin, www.hammerstrokeandfire.com, Elizabethtown, PA, U.S., “Cascade” (14.6 cm x 17.1 cm x 17.7 cm) bronze, nickel, brass
Angela Fung, www.angelafung.net/paperartist, Hassocks, U.K., “Origami Sculpture” (50 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) laser cut stainless steel
Kerye Hartzell, artkeryeleigh.com, Richmond, TX, U.S., “Origami Lily” (96.5 cm x 54.6 cm x 11.4 cm) copper, alcohol ink
Deborah Jemmott, www.debjemmott.com, San Marcos, CA, U.S., “Blue Bowl” (12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 5 cm) steel
Denys Knight, www.accidentalhammer.com, Bonners Ferry, ID, U.S., “Floribunda” (33 cm x 27.9 cm framed) copper
Goran Konjevod, organicorigami.com, Livermore, CA, U.S., “Shell” (10.1 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.1 cm) copper
Ellen Krieger, www.ellenkriegerjewelry.com, McLean, VA, U.S., “Caesar's Salad” (5 cm x 16.5 cm) copper, fine silver, silver foil, enamel, amazonite cabochon; photos by David Terao
Ed Lay, www.edlay.info, El Cerrito, CA, U.S., “FF Bowl #7” (21.6 cm x 16.5 cm x 8.9 cm) copper, vitreous enamel
Linda Leviton, lindaleviton.com, Lewis Center, OH, U.S., “Eve's Leaves” (127 cm x 60.9 cm x 25.4 cm) copper, and “Shades of Green” (1.8 m x 1.8 m x 30.5 cm) (photos by Jerry Anthony) copper, wood, patina, dye, paint
Daniel Lippitt, Madison, WI, U.S., “Candleholder” (9.5 cm x 4.4 cm w/o candle) copper, enamel, wax candle
Louise Mary Muttitt, www.louisemarydesigns.co.uk, Burton upon Trent, U.K., “Sugar Sifting Spoon” (15 cm long) sterling silver, & “Twist Candlestick” (25 cm x 21 cm) Britannia Silver
Sher Novak, www.shernovak.com, Albany, CA, U.S., “Autumn Leaves Necklace” (26.7 cm x 25.4 cm) copper, patina, leather cord, & “Vine Necklace” (22.8 cm x 20.3 cm) fine silver, garnet, 18K gold bezel; photos by George Post
Stella Rose Powell, www.silverfallsjewelry.com, Bend, OR, U.S., “Beyond the Garden Gate Collection” earrings (4.4 cm x 3.8 cm) 18K, sterling silver bimetal, & necklace (3.5 cm x 3.8 cm) 18k/ss bimetal, freshwater pearl
Bradley Sanders, www.bradleysandersart.com, Shepherdstown, WV, U.S., “Rebecca the Blue Heron” (96.5 cm x 50.8 cm) copper, iron, patina
Hendrik Schouten, St.Cruz, Aruba, “Anemoon” (19 cm x 19 cm x 9 cm) copper, ammonia patina; photos by Christian Schouten
Kest Schwartzman, www.vagabondmetalworks.com, Frederick, MD, U.S., “Guardian” mask (60.9 cm x 45.7 cm x 25.4 cm) copper
If you work with metal, see official Facebook foldforming group at www.facebook.com/groups/foldforming for entry guidelines.
www.foldforming.org is home to the competition as of February 2016. All past years' results, new calls for entry, learning resources about foldforming and artist spotlights can be found there.