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The Studio:

E. A. Hayes Studio is a sacral arts and restoration studio based out of  Southeast Michigan.  Specializing in whole church and statue restoration since 2018, the studio has offered its in-studio and in-situ services throughout the United States from as far away as California and North Carolina.  The studio is unique in its ability to mount precious gems within statuary, an offering unheard of outside of European masters.



Ethan Hayes received a Bachelor of Science degree after an extensive Catholic liberal arts education, gathering great acumen from diverse sources and teachers to which he is greatly indebited .  From study under these masters and years of reading the masters of yesterday, he focuses on the synthesis between the causative principles behind aesthetics, and the mystical typology of the Catholic faith.


Master James Leacock MFA, 2022-present:

Former professor at Eastern Michigan University and former conservator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Leacock taught  Ethan some artifact conservation and mounting with a specialty in brass and acrylic mounts.  It was under Leacock that Ethan developed his current technique for repairing hairline fractures in plaster statuary, as well as where he learned a cost-effective way to actualize compo and gold-leaf  wall appliques and other products.

- Ms. Drixelle Dayap BS, 2022-present:

Ms. Dayap is a interior designer based out of Manila who specializes in liturgical design.  Ethan has had a professional relationship with Ms. Dayap since 2022, and has exposed Ethan to aspects of the Spanish Baroque and Colonial styles.  They frequent consult on each others projects.  She produces all of the studios' digital project renderings.

- Master Jeng De Leon MA, 2021-present

Having worked together since 2021 on brassware design, Ethan plans to visit De Leon' studio in the near future to learn the art of gold and silver electroplating in exchange for education of his staff in statue restoration of the American style.  His studio produces all of the studios' custom gold-plated brass goods.

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