From the holidays, to Valentine’s Day and beyond…Flux Metal Arts celebrates the seasons! Starting Black Friday, we invite you to explore our Holiday Shoppe filled with fresh, fun and unique gifts; featuring handcrafted jewelry and metalwork made by talented students and established local artists. Perfect for the holidays or every day, each wonderful creation resonates with the inspired touch of the artist’s hand.
Do you need an extra reason to visit? Explore a variety of fun creative spaces and art galleries during the second annual Lake County Art Hop, December 7 through 16. Visit our website for more info, and find where you can grab a passport to join in the holiday shopping fun!
Would you rather create your own gifts? Join us for a December class to make a bold chainmail bracelet, custom earrings, or your own personalized holiday ornament! Need to make more gifts, and need a secret workshop? Join us in our studio and get full access to tools and equipment you need to complete those special gifts.
New year, new YOU! Warm things up this cold winter, and join us in a class. Along with our popular Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing class, explore a variety of techniques including precious metal clay, enameling, soldering, etching and more. From a half-day to a full-weekend, enjoy an amazing range of technique and project-based classes tailored to fit your interests.
This winter we kick off our 2019 visiting artist program by welcoming BGSU Distinguished Professor Tom Muir on February 23 and 24 for his workshop “Hinges and Joints: Standard, Invisible and Universal.” Learn about and make three types of hinges perfect for the jeweler and metalsmith: an integral hinge (aka invisible or hidden hinge), a standard three- to five-knuckle hinge and a universal joint hinge.
Nationally recognized Seattle artist Andy Cooperman joins us in the studio from March 29 to 31 for his workshop “Creative Surface Development.” We will explore all sorts of surfaces—rolled, hammered, torched and layered—using everything from burs to corn husks and ingot molds. The goal is to develop a vocabulary of textures that can be replicated. We will even build a brooch or small object from samples discovered in class.
Whether browsing our gallery for unique handmade jewelry or making your own, you can be wondrously creative at Flux Metal Arts. Visit fluxmetalarts.com for a complete list of classes and events.
HOLIDAY SHOPPE | NOVEMBER 23–DECEMBER 24
LAKE COUNTY ART HOP | DECEMBER 7–16
HINGES & JOINTS: STANDARD, INVISIBLE & UNIVERSAL WITH VISITING ARTIST TOM MUIR | FEBRUARY 23–24
CREATIVE SURFACE DEVELOPMENT WITH VISITING ARTIST ANDY COOPERMAN | MARCH 29–31
Flux Metal Arts
8827 Mentor Avenue Suite A
Mentor, Ohio 44060