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Cara Jane Hayman

Cara Jane Hayman
Bristol, Somerset
United Kingdom

Background Information

Years Teaching: 14
Years Teaching Clay: 4;
Years Working w/Clay: 34
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties: Millifiori cane work. Finishing.
First Experience With Clay:  When I was 7 I made a tea set for my dolls. I carried on from there and got more and more passionate about polymer as I learned more skills.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Before teaching polymer clay I taught children in primary school for 12 years - this has taught me useful skills! I've worked for Kato Polyclay demonstration in the UK and Germany. I've attended 2 international polymer clay conferences and attended many workshops as a student.
Publication Experience:  I've had articles and tutorials published in The Polymer Arts, From Polymer to Art and Beads and Beyond magazines. Millifiori project for the Scupley website.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel: Generally 25 miles but ask
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Maximum Number of Students: 20
How Far Will Travel:  Will consider anywhere!
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable

Class Prep Time:  Depends
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 3
Class Listings & Descriptions: Many different workshops available including...
Introduction to Polymer Clay - a general introduction class that can be 3 or 5 hours long.
Kaleidoscope canes - class covering different Kaleidoscope cane techniques.
Complex flower canes - making detailed flower canes
Collage Pendant Workshop - making several different cane patterns and combining them into a stylish pendant.
Ring bowls - using canes to make little polymer bowls

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Practise what you are going to teach so you really understand how to do it so you can work out where students have gone wrong. Ideally practise with a friend - you soon understand which bits need to be broken down to smaller steps"

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