Louise Fischer Cozzi
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Years Teaching: 30
Years Teaching Clay: 7
Years Working w/Clay: 12
School or Studio: Studio
Specialties: Surface Applications, Paint Patinas, Mixing Media
First Experience With Clay: I was captivated by a cover story in Threads magazine on polymer buttons.
Past Teaching Experiences: Teaching at Brookfield Craft Center, (CT), Augusta Heritage Center, (WV) Embellishment (CA)
Publication Experience: In magazines such as Belle Armoire, Lapidary Journal, Bead and Button, In Books by Barbara McGuire, Dotty McMillan, Jacqueline Gikow
Teaching Level: Professional
Lesson InformationHow Far Will Travel:
- Private Lessons:
Class Prep Time: It varies.
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 8
- Maximum Number of Students: 20
- How Far Will Travel: Very far
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel (unless piggybacked w/ something else) and lodging.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 5
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Images on Polymer - Varying methods of transfers and applying color - Pin w/brass frame is made.
Metallics in Polymer - Exploration of metallic clays, paints, powders and foils. A Mokume Gane technique is taught when making hollow tube beads.
Boxes w/Personality - various box making techniques combined with beads and found objects for a jaunty lid.
Ceremonial Bowls - Six section bowl on stand combined with molded icons and patinas.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"I would suggest first thinking through a proposed class and writing a lesson plan. Then take the lesson. After you work out the kinks, ask a few friends over and teach them for free and ask their suggestions. If you feel comfortable after that, go for it."
Ceremonial Frog Bowl
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