Worcester, MA 01602
Years Teaching: 6+
Years Teaching Clay: 6+
Years Working w/Clay: 13
Specialties: I originated the Hydrangea Cane. It is adaptable to flowers, leaves and feathers, with details that will astound you. I also have an inate ability to create animals. I worked at a pet store for 4 years.
First Experience With Clay: Over 13 years ago I stumbled on it in Micheal's and have been perfecting my technique ever since.
Past Teaching Experiences: I have taught I Micheal's, Worcester Guild meetings, and Conneticut Polymer Clay Guild retreats. I have been employed by Polyform Products to do demos in the New England Area; four times so far. A local bead store also employs me to do demos once in a while.
Publication Experience: I have been published online (PCC and PCPolyzine) and in two issues of Jewelry Crafts Magazine. Also, a good number of my pieces can be found in Sarajane Helm's book "Celebrations in Polymer Clay."
Teaching Level: Professional
Lesson InformationHow Far Will Travel: 60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses: You supply the airfare and put me up and I will teach anywhere!
- Private Lessons:
Class Prep Time: 2 weeks
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 3
- Maximum Number of Students: 3+?
- How Far Will Travel: New England
- Reimbursed Expenses: You supply the airfare and put me up and I will teach anywhere!
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
Class Listings & Descriptions:
The Basics - I can have anyone up and running in the basics easily with a couple classes. Simple cane - spiral, checker board and bulls eye, Skinner blend, stamping, color mixing, and basic beads. Not only would newbies learn all this. . .but also valuable 'don't do what I did' information that one can only get from those of us who have been there and done that.
Beyond the Basics - This class would include information that would build on the basic knowlege - things like Mokume Gane, mini mokume gane. . .complex multi step canes, complex beads, and veneers.
Hydrangea Cane - Upon completion of this class you will know not only learn the published part of this cane, but I will teach you subtleties and tricks so you can get the results that I get.
Simple Sculpture - I introduce the basics of creating recognizable animals and people, and the many techniques available to 'clothe' them.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"An artist is not the person who is the best at art. An artist is a person who keeps creating."
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