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Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson
San Jose, CA 95112


Background Information

Years Teaching:  20
Years Teaching Clay:  20
Years Working w/Clay:  21
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Transfer, miniature shoes & purses, mixing wire work & resin. My latest is combining paper and/or fabric with polymer clay and resin.
First Experience With Clay:  I bought the book "The New Clay" By Nan Roche and too a my first polymer clay class with my daughter to learn how to make beads.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught at past Ravensdale retreats and have taught in Corpos Christi, TX and Phoenix, AZ and locally.
Publication Experience:  I have my work published in many polymer clay related books and I have written over 30 how to projects for jewelry and craft related magazines.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  No limit
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and lodging
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  10
Maximum Number of Students:  30
How Far Will Travel:  No limit
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and lodging
Class Prep Time:  30 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Faux Enamel with polymer clay: Take polymer clay to another level by combining paper, clay and resin to create beautiful beads and/or pendants that resemble enamel. Even the toggle clasp is hand made. Since the beads are reversible, you can flip the beads over to have a different look.
Faux Cloisonne with polymer clay: Learn a technique on how to make polymer clay look like cloisonne. We will use black polymer clay, wire, mica powders and resin (magic gloss) to achieve this look. This class may look challenging, but it's actually quite easy. We will go step by step to learn this process. Beads, pendants and/or pins will be created in this workshop.
Polymer Clay Leaf Pendants: n this workshop, you will learn how to create an assortment of stunning leaf pendants using wire, glass seed beads, polymer clay & resin. Students will construct wire frames in different leaf shapes, texture the polymer clay, then color the clay leaves with mica powders. After curing, resin will be applied to the surface which adds protection and gives a beautiful, glass like sheen. The pendants are lightweight and comfortable to wear. This class is open to all skill levels.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"I would encourage this person to give it a try and to pick one topic or technique to focus on."

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