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Jema Hewitt

Jema Hewitt
Derby, Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Background Information

Years Teaching:  5
Years Teaching Clay:  5
Years Working w/Clay:  7
School or Studio:  Personal Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Jewellery applications, faux finishes and canes for beads and pendants
First Experience With Clay:  Professional model maker for prototype product design
Past Teaching Experiences:  Lecturing and teaching for the embroiderers guild, the spinners and weavers guild, regularly sell work in galleries across the UK.
Publication Experience: Author of two beading books and regular contributor to bead and craft magazines, many articles include polymer clay projects.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  200 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Transport and accomodation
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  400 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Transport and accomodation

Class Prep Time:  At least one month if available but take bookings up to a year in advance
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 5
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Basic millfiori canes to advanced picture canes.
skinnerblends and mokume gane.
Using metal leaf and metal dusts.
Faux stone and gem finishes, jade, lapis etc.
Using textures, stamps,Sculpting and making moulds.
Specialist classes can be arranged to fit with the theme of an event or organisation.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Start by showing your friends and family how to work clay and work up to small groups of friends of friends at coffee mornings and craft days, if you enjoy teaching then dive in!Teach what you are comfortable with first, even if it seems really basic to you. As you add to your knowledge expand the techniques you offer to teach.Being a good teacher is a very different skill to being a good artist, but theres no reason why you can't be both if you want to!"

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