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Celeste Douville

Celeste Douville
Bend, OR 97708-7301


Background Information

Years Teaching:  15
Years Teaching Clay:  6
Years Working w/Clay:  15
School or Studio: 
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Shrines, pendants, mokume gane, colour blending, teaching.
First Experience With Clay:  Found multi-coloured clays at Pearl Paint in NYC, began creating jewelry.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Participated in classes with Sarah Shriver, Victoria Hughes, Gwen Gibson, Lindley Haunani and more. I am a Certified PMC instructor also.
Publication Experience:  No
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Will discuss
Reimbursed Expenses:  Will discuss
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Will discuss
Reimbursed Expenses:  Will discuss
Class Prep Time:  I have several classes prepared to teach immediately, others - will discuss.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Polymer Clay Beginning:
color blending, conditioning, equipment, curing, basic caning (jellyroll, bullseye, flower, leaf and skinner blend) & bead shapes.

Mokume Gane:
Several ways to create beautiful depth with mokume gane.

Intro to PMC:
equipment, silver clay, firings, polishing with tumbler or burnisher.

Transfer Techniques: materials (photocopy, transfer liquid, burnisher, etc), clay needs, framing & finishing.

Other classes include: flowers & leaves, shrines, vessels and jewelry production.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Ask a trusted teacher to sit down with you over a cup of coffee or tea and discuss the teaching environment, tips & techniques, how to put the class at ease, what is a good balance of activity and lecture, etc."

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