East Haven, CT 06512
Years Teaching: 25
Years Teaching Clay: 7
Years Working w/Clay: 8
School or Studio: Guilford Handcraft Center
Specialties: Pushing the envelope in conception and techniques and encouraging my students to do the same.
First Experience With Clay: I made the switch from needlepoint design to polymer clay during shoulder operation recovery and never looked back!
Past Teaching Experiences: I'm able to draw on my background in art education, B.S. and Master's degrees.
Publication Experience: Bead & Button Magazine, Jewelry Crafts Magazine, Irene S. Dean's Weekend Crafter: Polymer Clay, Kid's Crafts: Polymer Clay; Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay : 30 Techniques & Projects that Imitate Precious Stones, Metals, Wood & More (October 2003); Jacqueline Gikow’s Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects and Making Beautiful Beads by Lark Books, Victoria Hughes’ Polymer: The Chameleon Clay.
Teaching Level: Professional
Lesson InformationHow Far Will Travel: One hour from New Haven
Reimbursed Expenses: Travel, materials
- Private Lessons:
Class Prep Time: One month-two months notice
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 4
- Maximum Number of Students: Depends on location
- How Far Will Travel: Nationally (US)
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel, lodging negotiable
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 4-5
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Classes at Bead & Button 2003:
Magic Color Change Class (1 day)
Pinata Pendant (1 day)
Foiled Clay Jewelry (1/2 day)
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"(1) Start slowly with a 1-2 hour class. (2) Accept that there probably will be someone in your class that may know more than you about a particular aspect of working with clay. That's okay! Don't be threatened, instead use that person as a resource. (3)
Don't wait until your teaching skills are perfect! Dive right on in. Your students will help hone your skills."
Foiled Clay Jewelry
Magic Color Change Class
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