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Petra

Petra
Christchurch, 8005
New Zealand

Email: petra@zigzag.co.nz
Website: http://www.polymerclay.co.nz/classes.html

Background Information

Years Teaching:  7
Years Teaching Clay:  7
Years Working w/Clay:  11
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I have favorite techniques but I personally prefer working with translucent clays and the mokume gane technique. Oh, and metallic clays are a favourite also.
First Experience With Clay:  11 years ago I watched a fellow artist working with the medium and became enthralled by what it could do and how it could be used.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I've travelled extensively around the world because of polymer clay. I've learnt from many well known artists and been hosted by wonderful people.
Publication Experience:  Twice had work published in Polymer clay books. In my own country I have had magazine articles published about myself and polymer clay.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  no
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  10
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Internationally
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel expenses, food and lodging.
Class Prep Time:  Varies
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Polymer Basics, Millifiore for Beginners, Millifiore for Intermediates, Mokume Gane, Faux Techniques, Making Moulds and Embellishments, Buttons and Beads, and many more that include polymer.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"If you have a love for the medium all boundaries that you may feel are there will simply dissappear. My favourite part of teaching is the look on students faces when they create something that I have shown them how to do."


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