Charles Lewton Brain
Charles Lewton-Brain studied in Europe and North America. Master goldsmith, author, artist, he teaches and publishes internationally on his research into rapidly manipulating metal and surfaces for artistic and manufacturing reasons. He invented Foldforming, recognized as a completely new system of metal working. He co-founded the Ganoksin Project with Dr. Hanuman Aspler, the worlds largest free internet educational resource for jewellers, with over 1000 pages of his writing there. He has written books on Foldforming, goldsmithing shortcuts, jewellery bench design, patination, studio photography, safety for jewellers, hingemaking, gold applications and he translated the 560 page "Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing" by Erhard Brepohl from Geman into English.
In 2012 he won Canada’s highest national award for Fine Craft, the Saidye Bronfman Governor General’s Award. He taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design for 32 years was program head of the Jewellery/Metals program for 20 years.