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A Beautiful Marriage with Michael Marx!

A Beautiful Marriage with Michael Marx!

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This workshop is being held live and in-person
at our Texas studio!

Can't make the trip?
Live online seats will be available at this link!

We're delighted to be welcoming "Un-sane" metal clay artist Michael Marx back to The Makery! This time, he's bringing a unique project that marries metal clay with the shimmer and drama of dichroic glass.

Over the course of two and a half days, Michael will lead us through the unique processes he's developed to securely marry metal clay and glass. Starting with a basic understanding of the method, we'll be able to push the design possibilities to include embellishment and our own creativity. We will design and construct multiple pieces using a full 50 gram pack of Project X Flex metal clay, multiple textures and shapes, embellishments, and our own imaginations. We'll learn how to make our own glass cabochons from scratch and all of Michael's tips and tricks for finishing our completed pieces. Michael is well-known for his quirky, detailed, sculptural art that pushes the envelope in this terrific material, and the addition of glass in the mix will open new creative possibilities.

This two and a half day workshop is suitable for all levels of makers; adventurous beginners with some recent metal clay experience are more than welcome to join us. As an added bonus, you'll get 30 days access to the same videos our online participants will get... at no additional cost! Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! Bring a pen and notebook for note-taking and eye magnification if required, but otherwise just come and have fun! 

Information about taking workshops with us
can be found at this link.

Workshop fee (non-taxable): $450

Materials fee (taxable): $125
(taxable and payable in the workshop)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 10, 11 & 12, 2024
4:00 - 7:00 pm (Friday)
9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Note: We recommend bringing your own eye magnification to help you see as clearly as possible while working. Because these needs are so personal, it's impossible for us to have the right thing on hand for every student. Need help with this? Call the studio or send us an email!

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About Michael Marx

I have been a sculptor and artist as long as I can remember. My childhood gifts were art supplies as often as they were toys or books. I was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and lived there for 18 years, before moving to California in 1987. After 33 years in the Bay Area, I relocated to South Carolina in 2020, where I currently reside. In the beginning, I sculpted in FIMO, a polymer clay, and this honed my ability to transform my visions into 3-D images.In 2000, I took my first PMC (precious metal clay) class and was hooked. PMC’s affinity for texture, flexibility of form, and choices of finishing techniques make it ideal for me as an artist. The combinations of fine detail, high texture and varied forms are not easily achieved using traditional methods of casting and fabrication. While my main focus is making wearable sculpture, I also work in mixed-media.

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