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Randee M Ketzel

Randee M Ketzel
Austin, TX 78750

Background Information

Years Teaching:  6
Years Teaching Clay:  6
Years Working w/Clay:  8
School:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties: Faux Techniques--imitating natural materials in polymer clay
First Experience With Clay:  As a charity fundraiser for girl scouts, to help raise money for a teen's heart transplant.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I come from a background as a professional goldsmith and jeweler, painter, writer, and inveterate explorer of new ideas. I have found my muse in polymer clay.
Publication Experience:  My work has been featured in national magazines (Belle Amoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire,The Polymer Arts) as well as books (Marie Segal's The Polymer Artist's Guide) and Art Museum stores; Additionally, I am the co-author of "Polymer Clay Gemstones, the Art of Deception", published by polymarket press and available on, where it had enjoyed top ten status since its publication in November 2013.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Unlimited
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, time, and lodging (if not hosted)
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  6
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Unlimited
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, time, and lodging (if not hosted)

Class Prep Time:  10 days notice
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Faux techniques including but not limited to: reproduction of the jewels of antiquity (Egypt, Europe, Asia, the Americas), Natural materials (Tiger claw, bog oak, wood, Tiffany glass, all metals), Gemstones (opal, fossil limestone, fossil coral, coral, abalone, seaglass, alabaster, amber,magnesite, ammolite, bone, turquoise, cinnabar, black opal, jasper, malachite, all varieties of jade including snowflake). Most classes are heavily technique based, with a variety of projects, all students leave with at least one finished piece in hand.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Color outside the lines! Go with you instincts and you'll never go wrong. Polymer clay is the most forgiving art medium ever created--if you can visualize it, you can make it. And if you can make it, you can teach it."

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