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Shane Smith

Shane Smith
Deckers, CO 80135
USA
Email: shaneangel@aol.com
Website: http://shanesangels.com

Background Information

Years Teaching:  8
Years Teaching Clay:  8
Years Working w/Clay:  23
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Ornamental, caning and sculpting
First Experience With Clay:  I was looking for a material to make little mice when I found a box of Sculpey bulk white. I actually thought of putting it in a pasta machine without being told and believed I had a wonderful secret!
Past Teaching Experiences:  After moving to the Colo. mountains in 1993, I created a stay at home business making and selling polymer clay angels called Shane's Angels. They were in about 25 stores in 10 states. I have made around 13,000 angels by hand. I've been a full time clayer for the past 11 years.
Publication Experience:  Foundations in Polymer Clay Design by Barbara McGuire page 129, 400 Polymer Clay Designs pages 93 & 123, 2 contracts with companies to produce Shane's Angels among other things I'm too lazy to list here.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Depends on situation
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials, air fare
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Depends on situation
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials, air fare

Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Introduction to Polymer Clay: an overview of clay and simple projects that do not require a pasta machine. A kit of tools and materials provided for take home.
Ornament: How to make ornamental objects with polymer in relief. Vines, flowers, bugs, miniatures etc.
Caning: An intermediate caning class learning Skinner blends and an assortment of caning techniques along with what to do with a cane.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"If you have ever made a thing of clay, then you are part of a fantastic new art medium that very few people know about. Polymer can be a process with instant and spectacular results delighting any student at any level."


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