Mark Tolstrup
In Addition to playing music and other pursuits I run the Tai Chi Center isn Saratoga Sprigs, NY
The Tai Chi Center offers many programs on Chinese energy work, meditation and internal martial arts. Classes are offered for all levels and ages. There are ongoing classes, as well as, special workshops. All classes are taught in an open, relaxed environment. Master Mark Tolstrup is a dedicated practitioner of the internal martial arts with over 25 years of teaching experience. Mr. Tolstrup has studied Yang Style Tai Chi with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen and is a certified as an instructor by the William CC.Chen School of Tai Chi Chuan since 1993. Mr. Tolstrup was awarded the highest level diploma from the William C C Chen School of Tai Chi Chuan in 2005  In addition to other Tai Chi forms  Kempo Karate, has studied Kempo Karate, Tai Chi, meditation, Qi Gong and Chinese internal martial arts with many masters including T. K. Shih, William C.C. Chen, Jou Tsung Hwa, Mantak Chia, B. P. Chan, B. K. Frantzis, Frank Allen and many others. 

Mark Tolstrup - Silversmithing

Metalsmithing  unique one of kind pieces in sterling silver and copper.  Original designed decorative and functional works as well as jewelry using traditional  techniques including repousse, chasing, raising and forming by hand. 


Items include – copper tray’s, vessels and candle holders with unique individual ornamentation. Also sculptures and wall hanging pieces in copper and glass.  

Jewelry is all individually hand crafted mostly in sterling silver.  Some pieces with gemstones or enamel. Each is unique and features a fresh approach to traditional centuries old metalworking techniques.

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