Years Teaching: 5
Years Teaching Clay: 2
Years Working w/Clay: 8
Specialties: I enjoy the challenge of a new project and I like trying to invent new canes. I also like covering vessels and creating masks to see what new designs will awaken.
First Experience With Clay: I've always been involved in some kind of art or craft. A friend invited me to her house to a 'clay day' and I was hooked!
Past Teaching Experiences: My first class was 40 women from a church group ages 18 - 70. They wanted to learn how to make little angels to sell for a fundraiser. Another fun training experience was a group of 15 brownies ages ranging from 7-9.
Publication Experience: No
Teaching Level: Semi-Pro
- Private Lessons: No
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 7
- Maximum Number of Students: 20
- How Far Will Travel: Within a day
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel and lodging
Class Prep Time: Depends on the class
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
Class Listings & Descriptions: Canes (beginner and intermediate), Jewelry (pendants, pc beaded stretch bracelets, pc wire and clasp bracelets), Covered vessels, Humorous Sculptures, Covered pens, Masks
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Jump In! Get with other pc artists, see what they are doing and ask them to let you conduct a tutorial. Ask for feedback. I ask each class what they would like to see and add those suggestions to my teaching style. Take as many classes as you can. I learn something new from every class. Be a sponge!!!"
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