Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Website: None at this time
Years Teaching: 25
Years Teaching Clay: 12
Years Working w/Clay: 21
School or Studio: Joann store-Huntington Beach CA, home studio, guild venues
Specialties: I love to teach beginners. Caning and buttons are two of my most popular classes.
First Experience With Clay: I'm a sewer and I wanted to make buttons. I bought some Fimo and it sat for two years before I found a class. After my first class I was hooked on caning and jewelry and didn't get around to buttons until a few years ago.
Past Teaching Experiences: My mentor is Dotty McMillan and we are founding members of our local guild. I've been to Ravensdale twice and participate in the PolymerClayPeople on-line group.
Publication Experience: I was on the now defunct PC Polyzine as an editorial board member and wrote articles for them. I have had articles in both the Polymer Arts and Polymer Cafe and am currently the artist profile writer for Polymer Cafe.
Teaching Level: Professional
Lesson InformationHow Far Will Travel: 50-75 miles
Reimbursed Expenses: Gas, food, lodging
- Private Lessons:
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 3
- Maximum Number of Students: 12
- How Far Will Travel: 50-75 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: Gas, food, lodging
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Basic caning- An introductory class utilizing the jelly roll, spiral, checkerboard and simple flower.
Flower canes- Pansy, rose and sunflower and chrysanthemum.
Button, Button You Make the Button- One of my more popular classes with sewers. Four types of buttons plus finishing.
Mokume Gane- two kinds of stacks. We make a pendant.
Pointsettia cane- My own design utilizing the mica shift properties of metallic clay
Christmas tree pin- A 3D pin utilizing a leaf cane
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Volunteer to do demos at your guild, a club, or a craft store. If your area has a State or county fair volunteer to man a booth. Our guild spends a whole week at our local fair and we get lots of experience showing people about clay."
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