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Free Demo with Stone Carver Mark Saxe


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FREE DEMO: Master Stone Carver Mark Saxe | 12 – 2 PM, at Santa Fe store.

Artisan is hosting a very rare demonstration – in an unfamiliar medium – happening Saturday May 12, from 12 – 2PM with Stone Carver Mark Saxe. He will demonstrate basic stone carving techniques, safety considerations, stone selection/geology, tools of the trade; including how to care for them, basic rules to follow when carving anything, simple measuring techniques and carving principles. Join us for this two-hour demonstration focused on showing you basic stone carving and how to develop shapes – flat, curved, concave and convex – as well as texture and polishing. Saxe, Director of the Sax Stone Carving Workshop, has been conducting intensive stone carving classes since 2001.For more information and to register visit www.saxstonecarving.com. Please join us at Artisan Santa Fe for a very rare opportunity – do not miss this chance to see one of the greatest artists working in person!

Please park on Maclovia between Autozone and Artisan – STREET parking ONLY


Mark Saxe has been a stone carver and sculptor for 41 years. In 1966, he was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. After the army, he left the country and traveled to Europe, where he fell in love with stone sculpture and architecture, spending a year there studying and observing. Saxe went on to graduate school on the GI Bill at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende. After receiving his MFA, he apprenticed for three years with a stonemason in Massachusetts. He moved to New Mexico in 1980 and began his career as a sculptor, stonecarver and stonemason. In 1999, Saxe met his wife, ceramist Betsy Williams, and together they opened Rift Gallery in 2005, adjacent to Saxe’s studio. The gallery features carefully curated selections of contemporary 2D and 3D work in addition to the work of Saxe and Williams.

For more information visit: www.saxstonecarving.com