A native of Birmingham, Marshall Christie is an artist and designer working primarily with iron, steel and wood. Marshall studied architecture at Mississippi State University, served seven years as Project Architect with Dungan-Nequette Architects in Birmingham and, later, managed his own furniture design/build company, aMcBUILT. For the last eight years, he has served as Director of Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, where he has worked to improve the art casting facilities at Sloss Furnaces, further develop its educational programming and empower young artists across Birmingham. His current sculptural work explores the organic flow of materials in controlled and uncontrolled environments as reflections on the human condition, existing in the space between structure and chaos.
Savannah Smith is a sculptural artist who works with metal and clay for figurative work, as well as found materials and electronics for interactive installations. Through her figurative work, she explores underrepresented diseases and unlikely mutations, highlighting vulnerability as a beauty and strength. Smith graduated from the University of Montevallo with her BFA and has been involved with the Sloss Metal Arts since 2011, currently serving as Artist in Residence.
Ajene Williams is a sculptural artist working with cast iron and fabricated steel. Often making lifelike figurative and animal work, he explores the ideas of beauty and struggle, showcasing the primitive and spiritual magic within each subject. Ajene has been involved with the Sloss Metal Arts since 2012 and is currently Artist in Residence and Foundry Manager.