Years Teaching: 17
Years Teaching Clay: 5
Years Working w/Clay: 20
School or Studio: Studio
First Experience With Clay: Wanted a nice Santa, so made my first creation 20 years ago. Since then have worked in the field full time as a polymer clay artist.
Past Teaching Experiences: My work has been featured on HGTV and KET in Kentucky. I have also had my work published in magazines and one book. Presently having an article on miniature work in Miniature Collector and the face of a life-size Santa featured on a book cover.
Publication Experience: Santa Claus Magazine, Contemporary Doll, New York Gift Show Magazine, 25 Contemporary Doll Artist,by Katherine Witt, The Santa Shop cover for re-release, Miniature Collector for 2011,
local and regional newspapers.
Teaching Level: Professional
- Private Lessons: Yes
- How Far Will Travel: 500 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: Lodging, gas or air fare
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 3
- Maximum Number of Students: 8
- How Far Will Travel: 200 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: Gas & lodging
Class Prep Time: 1 month
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 3
Class Listings & Descriptions: Make and Take Santa Class, one day class, novice students will sculpt the Santa Head in the morning, and complete a simple body in the afternoon. All students will leave with a completed Santa Claus.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"I think you know when you have mastered enough skills to teach what you have learned. Teaching was also a business decision for me. I also need to allow time for my own work and then time for some teaching."
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