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Loretta Lam

Loretta Lam

Loretta Lam
Carmel, NY 10512

Background Information

Years Teaching:  2
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  7
School or Studio:  Silvermine Guild Arts Center
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I'm a good and competent caner, I love mokume gane, and constructing interesting jewelry pieces - but my strongest suit is color. I love helping people through their "color problems".
First Experience With Clay:  Like so many of us I watched Carol Duvall and felt I HAD to try it myself. It's been an endless love affair since then.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I started with public demos in small art collectives and shops and moved on to Adult Ed at the local high school. I've worked with kids and teens. Now I'm pleased to be part of a strong jewelry dept. at a wonderful Adult art school.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  40-50 miles generally
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travelling expenses plus fees

Class Prep Time:  Depends on my calendar
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Basic Caning - Stripes, checks, bull's eyes, spirals. A true beginners class. Includes all the basics of poly clay.
Floral Cane Accessories - four different flower canes and two leaves. Using these to cover s&p shakers, flatware handles & create napkin rings.
Kaleidoscope canes - Reworking old canes into new patterns. Follow up class to basic caning. Great for making jewelry ensembles and button sets.
Inspired Color Bracelets - Basic stripe and check canes are made using color picked from favorite photos. Then made into tile beads to create the bracelet.
Your Personal Palette - Color theory for polymer people. Creating better contrast and color harmonies isn't as difficult as you fact it's fun!

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Do you want to teach or have fun with other clayers? People have different needs and abilities and as a teacher you want to be there for everybody."

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