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Diane Ditcham

Diane Ditcham

Diane Ditcham
Thornlie, Perth West

Background Information

Years Teaching:  19
Years Teaching Clay:  8
Years Working w/Clay:  9
School or Studio:  Catalyst
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Lace and flower canes, Skinner blends, pottery shards, making my own moulds and tools with it.
First Experience With Clay:  Started with the three primary colours plus black and white and was amazed at how versatile they were for mixing my own colours. I was inspired by NAN ROCHE'S work.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Taught different aspects of art and design at TAFE, this helped me a lot. Found it is great for mending things such as wooden statues and a broken malachite bangle. Started my own business online one year ago - UNIQUE Beads Australia.
Publication Experience:  Machine Embroidery magazine - vol 6 no4. I covered a sewing machine with machine embroidery and embellished it with polymer clay beads.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Perth metro
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and time
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Perth metro
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and time

Class Prep Time:  2-4 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Beginners: learn flower and lace canes. Introduction to 'Skinnner blend'and learn how to use the beads to make unique jewellery.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Give it a go and you will enjoy every minute of it. The scope with polymer clay is never ending. You will meet plenty of friends along the way."

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