You are most likely to find artist Mike Sluder in welding leathers, elbow-deep in sand or brandishing a blow torch. As one of the country’s notable metal artists, Mike has made a name for himself by creating high end metal art from gritty, industrial beginnings.
Mike was formally trained in sculpture under internationally recognized artists at East Carolina University, where he earned his B.F A. in 2006. He has worked at two leading fine art bronze foundries, overseeing the Metal Shop and serving as Patina Specialist. Mike currently lives in Atlanta and creates custom art for individual collectors and corporate clients, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Best known for his cast bronze vessels and copper wall hangings, Mike aims to strike a balance between physical power and artistic finesse in every piece he creates.
Mike’s art has been featured in the Museum of Design Atlanta as well as in national and international exhibitions and publications. To see his most recent work, visit www.sluderart.com.
During the studio tour
Mike will answer all questions about his metal art processes.
Mike is a guest artist at Janet McGregor-Dunn's Studio
614 Lester road
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Janet's studio is located between Fayetteville and Peachtree City and sandwiched between Hwy 54, Ebenezer Church and Redwine Roads.
From Peachtree City: Hwy. 54 toward Fayetteville. Turn right onto Robinson Road. Turn Left onto Spear Road, then Right onto Ebenezer --- then make an immediate LEFT onto Ebenezer Church Road. When you cross a small bridge on a curve get ready to turn LEFT onto Lester Road. The studio is on the right, marked with signs. (Alternately, if you do NOT turn on Robinson you can continue down to Ebenezer Road, make a right, continue to Ebenezer Church Road on the left and pick up directions above).
From Fayetteville: On 85 turn onto Beauregard Blvd, which turns into Redwine Road when you go around the roundabout. Continue on Redwine to Ebenezer Church on your right. Turn Right. Lester Road is the 2nd road on the right.