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Ri Holley

Ri Holley
Chesapeake, VA 23321

Background Information

Years Teaching: 11
Years Teaching Clay:  1
Years Working w/Clay:  5
School or Studio:  Michael's Craft Store
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Small animals, angels, ornaments, jewelry.
First Experience With Clay:  I have been a crafty person all of my life. Even as a child I loved making things and I remember making my mom a hedgehog family from clay in art class. My mom still has those hedgehogs minus one that was taken home by my aunt . I picked up polymer clay mid 2002 and got hooked . I started sculpting whimsical dog figurines in the beginning of 2003 and had lots of fun with it ever since. I like to make fun and whimsical things.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I love to see the joy in my students faces once they realize that they just made a One Of A Kind piece.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  25 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  25 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Gas

Class Prep Time:  Depends on the class
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  1
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Basics to polymer clay - conditioning, baking, tools.
Jewelry - including other materials like seed beads and crystals in conjunction with polymer clay.
Small scale whimsical figurines - angels, animals, and polymer clay pens.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Keep it simple and use your imagination but most important HAVE FUN!!!!!"

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