Years Teaching: 10
Years Teaching Clay: 2
Years Working w/Clay: 3
School or Studio: Studio, Craft and beading stores
Specialties: Simple pendants, art beads, steampunk hearts, using different color mediums before and after the clay is baked to get different effects. Extruder.
First Experience With Clay: Over three years ago when I picked up my first issue of PolymerCAFE. I was floored. I could not believe my eyes that one medium could do.
Past Teaching Experiences: I think the one thing that stands out for me is how much I learn from my students. I enjoy a class environment and the interaction that takes place. I'm teaching a drawing class online right now and I have to tell you, it will be the last time I do it. I feel very disconnected to my students and that's a horrid feeling.
Publication Experience: PolymerCAFE 4 times, Cloth Paper Scissors 1 time
Teaching Level: Professional
- Private Lessons: No
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 10
- Maximum Number of Students: 35
- How Far Will Travel: Not sure. Never did an out-of-town gig.
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel, hotel
Class Prep Time: 1 week
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
Class Listings & Descriptions: Beginning clay: what it is, how to condition, safety, making simple shapes, marbling and blending colors, how and when to use translucent clay.
Have done all types and variations of classes listed in the specialty box.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Practice and experiment, experiment and practice and then start over again. Make mistakes, don't be afraid to handle the clay and work it. Smash, Squeeze, Twist and Roll. Educate yourself by taking classes."
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