Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the process Fold Formed Tea Pot

 The following are process shots for a tea pot I'm currently working on.  It starts as a 12" disk of copper. Well really it starts with an idea then a paper pattern.

 The paper pattern..  Based on 12

The foot or base is worked into the 12" disk..There will never be a better time or another time to get the base.
The base is a concave you are looking at the outside of the teapot. anneal
First folds
Close up first folds.
second folds
exterior 2 nd folds close up
interior second folds
The form begins to come in  exterior from bottom
interior as the form closes in.
It's beginning to become a teapot.  I'm working on the lid more today. spouts and handles too. Basic form is there.  I'll post more as this piece gets completed...Much more metal work to come as we get back to metal and away from all of the writing.


  1. What a fascinating process Brad! Thanks for sharing the basic form evolution. I look forward to seeing how this continues to progress. Very, very cool.

    ~ Kathleen Krucoff

  2. WOW.......taking the chinese "take out box" to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. :)
    thanks for sharing, Brad. LOVE IT. copper oragami....

  3. Glad you are enjoying the development of this. Now I just hope I don't mess it up. more to come.

  4. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.