v About Us
The Alchemy Group was formed in 2007, with a mission to encourage others to explore and embrace their creativity. The company originally began offering classes and workshops, and the sale of related products.
Merlene Walker, a native Texan, worked in a corporate environment for over twenty years. After years of taking art classes, with the help of "The Artist Way" workshop, Merlene took a leap of faith and left her job to pursue a degree in art. She designs and facilitates metal clay, fused glass and mixed media classes to help others have fun and learn about the transformative power of creative possibilities in their life.
“Finding my way back to the creative desires of my heart has presented more rewarding (and difficult) challenges than I would ever have hoped for. The tools I acquired along the way are still the ones I turn to today to help me remain centered.
I am stimulated by museums, nature, books, and classes of all kinds. But my favorite stimulation is the exchange of ideas and experiences with others. I am able to process my own thoughts more clearly as I listen to others share their experiences. Teaching provides the perfect venue for this exchange.” ~ Merlene Walker
As a PMC instructor, certified by Tim McCreight, and cross-certified in Art Clay®, Merlene maintains memberships in the PMC Guild, the Dallas Craft Guild, the Texas Artists Coalition, and the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild.
Merlene Walker, founder,
The Alchemy Group
"Merlene is a wonderful teacher,
caring and helping every student, creatively thinking and always has wonderful ideas and is a knowledgeable person. I want to take her class again!"
~ Rex Parsons
© 2007 - 2020 The Alchemy Group | 8 Duende Rd | Santa Fe | New Mexico | 87508 | 817.437.5887
"Merlene is a wonder teacher and a real inspiration to her students. She has genuine passion for what she does and it truly shows in her teaching."
~ Stephanie Harnden