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Katerina Musetti

Katerina Musetti
Greensburg, PA 15601

Background Information

Years Teaching:  6
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  3
School or Studio:  Private studio, Seton Hill University - Artist in Residence
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Manipulating Polymer Clay with Oil Pigments and glazes to mimic Asian Lacquering to the point where one can not distinguish between the polymer clay and the oil pigments. I am an oil painter first, and image transfer is also a specialty that I incorporate into my pieces from my original artwork. I also have developed an Etruscan beading technique for polymer clay application.
First Experience With Clay:  I picked up a copy of Nan Roche's THE NEW CLAY in a used bookstore a few years back and became deeply inspired to pursue polymer clay as medium
Past Teaching Experiences:  Michael, JoAnnes, Art Stores, Galleries
Publication Experience:  Opera Purses, Special Featured in Belle Armoire, May/June issue 2005. I will be published in 3 other magazines, books in 2005, but am not able to say what those publications are as of yet.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere. I lived in Milan, Italy for 8 years, so I am used to traveling distances. I also speak fluent Italian.
Reimbursed Expenses:  Air fare, hotel, car
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  Depends on what I am teaching
Maximum Number of Students:  Depends on what I am teaching and studio space
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  Air fare, hotel, car

Class Prep Time:  Depends on what I am teaching
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5 to 7
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Techniques on Image transfer, glazing to achieve special effects, clay and oil pigment manipulation to mimic Eastern glazing techniques, how to add bead weaving to polymer clay. How to layer clay over wooden armatures.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Keep working with the medium. Keep a log of all your work, your discoveries, your techniques. Go to either a Michaels or Joannes Fabric with your work and an outline to see if you can begin in one of these less intimidating environments to begin your process. Don't be afraid to try just one class. I think you will find that the satisfaction that comes from sharing your abilities with others will build confidence to continue to give what you know of this very, very worthy medium."

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