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Sue Heaser

Sue Heaser
Norfolk, IP22 1PU
United Kingdom

Background Information

Years Teaching:  20
Years Teaching Clay:  20
Years Working w/Clay:  30
School or Studio:  Sue Heaser Workshops
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Broad spectrum - I work in most major polymer clay genres. From jewellery and miniatures to dolls and sculpture. Specialist areas are realism in miniature sculpture, pietre dure technique and other special techniques I have developed.
First Experience With Clay:  Finding some Fimo in our local toyshop in 1981 and then brainstorming!
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught polymer clay workshops all over the world. Europe, USA, Japan, Taiwan, Middle East etc.
Publication Experience:  13 major books published, 9 specifically on polymer clay. Dozens of magazine articles on miniatures and jewellery. Profiles of me and my work in Craft and Design Magazine, PolyInformer, Bead Society of GB and others.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Students must come to my studio
Reimbursed Expenses:  N/A
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  15 but I have taught up to 45!
How Far Will Travel:  World wide occasionally
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and lodging or home stay

Class Prep Time:  A few hours before the class. I am usually booked at least 6 months ahead though.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5 preferably - although I have taught 10 day workshops
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Foundation course in polymer clay techniques - up to five days to train students who wish to become teachers.
Specific jewellery classes - see my website for details. I can teach any subject in my Polymer Clay Techniques Book or my Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques.
Doll Making and dolls house miniatures workshops.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Make a lot of pieces and keep practising. Then try teaching a few beginners at a time first to grow your confidence. Do not launch yourself as an authority too soon - it takes time to build up a knowledge base to be a good teacher."

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