Open Studio will be available on Saturday, January 21, 10:00 - 5:00.
Do you want to experiment and work independently to further develop your skills? Open sessions at Flux Metal Arts provides you a well-equipped studio to work on projects, without having to spend a fortune setting up your own shop. Relax in an atmosphere that supports your needs, and work independently at your own pace. Come and work with your fellow artists in a friendly and supportive studio environment where your creativity can flourish. You have the enthusiasm and passion for jewelry making and metal working, so let it shine!
Studio time is currently available 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 10:00 AM - 5:00 pm Friday and when a class is not scheduled on Saturday.
Our studio is your studio, it’s that simple… Open studio sessions will be supervised, but participants must be able to work independently and feel comfortable with the tools and equipment they are using.
Open Studio Rates & Options
Open Studio by the Hour
$12 per hour, not pro-rated
One Day of Open Studio
One day of Open Studio- $35 per day
Weekley Open Studio:
One week of open studio, valid for 7 calander days. $65 per week
One Month Unlimited
One month unlimited Open Studio sessions (best value): Rates are $130 per month, there will be no pro-rating for time not used.
Buy one month of Open Studio and receive 5% off all supply store purchases and class fees! Enameling Kiln usage is curently included for FREE!
Long Term Semi-Private Bench Rental
Are you looking for a studio space with a designated bench of your own? Become a resident artist!
You will have access your semi-private bench space anytime during studio business hours, and full access to studio equipment when Saturday classes are not in session. Contact us at 440 205-1770 for details.
Fully Equipped Jewelers Bench
Each participant gets use of one jeweler’s bench in our comfortable, brightly lit studio classroom. Each bench is fully equipped with one Foredom SR flex shaft, and basic hand tools including: GRS bench pin, saw frames, files, pliers, ring clamps, setting tools, rulers, hammers and much more.
Access to Studio Tools & Equipment
Smith Silversmith acetylene/ air torches, Smith Little Torch (oxy/ propane), paste flux, liquid fluxes & pickle
Soldering surfaces, soldering picks, tweezers, etc.
GRS Benchmate attachments and accesories
20 ton hydraulic press and accessories: includes numerous Potter USA pancake dies, non conforming dies, bracelet formers and urethane pads
6ft. Durston Draw Bench
Benchtop drill press
Polishing cabinet with polishing buffs and polishing compound
24” metal shear
Belt sander, 6" bench grinder, and 6" Lap Grinder
Rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot & Magnetic tumbler
Pepetools ring benders
Kagan ring stretcher and ring roller
Steel and wood dapping punches and blocks
Round and oval Pepetools disc cutters
Bracelet, hoop, ring and bezel mandrels
Wide variety of hammers and mallets
Steel raising stakes
Full range of Delrin anticlastic stakes & forming hammers for synclasing & anticlasting
Design, number and letter stamps
Enameling/ PMC Kiln Usage
There is an additional enameling kiln usage fee of $10 per session. Kiln fee is curently waived for monthly participants.
PMC firing also available for a flat rate of $20 for first 6"x6" tile. $10 per additional 6" x 6"tile.
Orion 200i (3) Pulse Arc Welder
Users must be pre-qualified to rent time at a rate of $30 per hour, $25 per hour for monthly participants.
Lockers are available to all renters on a space available basis to store projects, tools and supplies.
Q & A
What is included in Open Studio?
Each participant gets use of one jeweler’s bench in our comfortable, brightly lit studio, and access to a variety of studio equipment and tools. See above list for full details.
What do I need to bring?
Project materials, solders, drill bits, sand paper, flexshaft finishing supplies and safety gear must be provided by the participant. For your convenience, as range of metal goods, stones, and other supplies are also available for purchase through our supply store.
Can I get help on a project?
Open Studio is monitored to assist with tools and equipment but is not instructional. Classes or private lessons are available by scheduled appointment for those who need project assistance.
Do I have to start at the beginning of the week or first of the month for open studio?
No, you can start any day of the week or month convenient to your schedule.
One week equals 7 consecutive calendar days.
For monthly open studio, if you start on the 12th, your time will run until the 11th of the next month.
Mentored Independent Study is scheduled on Fridays, can I still come in to use open studio?
Yes, you are always welcome to use open studio for independent working time.
Open Studio Fine Print
If you have not taken a class at our studio, you must engage in a brief interview with a staff member to discuss your skill level. If approved, you may then purchase studio time. These procedures are to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
There are no assigned benches, space is available on a first come first served basis.
Participants agree to follow all studio policies. Respect for safety, the facility and equipment are required at all times.
If qualified, participants will have access to use major studio equipment such as buffing cabinets, Foredom's, bench shear, ring stretcher, rolling mills, drill press, kilns, soldering equipment, hydraulic press etc. We have many hand tools available for you to use, but many experienced participants bring their own favorite small hand tools such as pliers, wire cutters, files, saw frames, etc.
We retain the right to revoke studio access for any reason and will pro-rate fees paid, less a $10 processing fee. Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded for any other reason.
Due to demand, we reserve the right to expand or shorten hours and/or cancel open studio sessions at any time.
All participants are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in the open studio program.