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Pam Annesley

Pam Annesley
Western Australia

Background Information

Years Teaching:  34
Years Teaching Clay:  1
Years Working w/Clay:  4
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I love working with translucent clays. The clarity and depth that translucent clay offers is an ongoing investigation.
First Experience With Clay:  A friend showed me some beads that she had made with intricate flower patterns. I was intrigued and wanted to know how they were created. My friend showed me how and I became addicted to clay. Since then, I have used polymer clay in my textile work in the form of beads and embellishments.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I started teaching High School students as Art Teacher back in 1971. In additition I have taught adults in workshop and term courses in textile art.
Publication Experience:  Quilting Arts,Issue 12 & 13 (textiles)
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and Accomodation
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and Accomodation

Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
First Steps in Polymer Clay: An introduction to this fascinating medium. Making canes and what to do with them. Various bead techniques.
Stepping Out in Polymer Clay: Where next? Surface designs with foils, paints & powders.
Stepping into Translucents: Designing depth and clarity with translucent clays.
Stepping into ImageTransfers: Techniques and applications.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"If you are passionate about what you do and want to share with others then you're half way there. Preparation of lessons is vital. Be confident,patient and willing to learn from others."

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