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Marti Brown

Marti Brown was always interested in the arts. As a child, some of her fondest memories included art camp, painting in her basement, art classes in summer school, and involvement in choral music. Marti became a professional artist and craftsman after completing her BFA in jewelry making at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

She has been designing jewelry for over 30 years. Marti has worked in a variety of traditional and contemporary jewelry metals and processes during college and afterwards. She currently works in niobium, a colorful, magical metal, and of course beads.

Upcoming Events

September 2017
Cdn $295.00

Exploring Niobium with visiting instructor Marti Brown

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marti Brown

Course outline: If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs this is the class for you. With Marti Brown's guidance, you will learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium sheet and wire. Then take your created pieces and colourfully anodize them. Learn the cold connections that will turn your new pieces into beautiful, wearable jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, texture, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire, anodizing techniques, and…

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Cdn $285.00

Making an Impression with visiting instructor Marti Brown

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marti Brown

Course outline: Students will emboss, imprint, texture, and stamp niobium sheet using hammers, metal stamps, a metal corrugator and the Sizzix Big Kick. With the use of bath anodizing, sanding, and brush anodizing techniques add color to your creations. Note: the class fee includes your materials - approximately $105 value. (18ga unanodized niobium wire; 20ga unanodized niobium wire; 24ga unanodized niobium sheet; 28ga unanodized niobium sheet) Skill level: All levels - novice to advanced. Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Anodizing Niobium; metalwork…

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October 2017
Cdn $140.00

Rainforest Leaves with visiting instructor Marti Brown

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marti Brown

Course outline: Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, fold form it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will also learn some fold forming techniques. Note: the class fee includes your materials - approximately $50 value. (1' 20ga unanodized niobium wire; 3" x 3" 26ga unanodized niobium sheet; small package magatama seed beads, a 3M sanding pad) Skill level: All levels - novice to advanced. Prerequisite:…

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Cdn $135.00

Cab Set Niobium Pendant with visiting instructor Marti Brown

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marti Brown

Course outline: Tab setting is used to set a cabochon of your choice in a niobium pendant. Cut, file and sand to create the pendant. Anodize it to harmonize with your chosen cabochon. Note: the class fee includes your materials - approximately $45 value. (1" x 3" 24ga unanodized niobium sheet; 6" 16ga unanodized niobium wire; cabochon (resin or gemstone); 18" silversilk capture chain; a 3M sanding pad) Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Anodizing Niobium; metalwork techniques Bring…

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  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.