Amy E Wallace
Years Teaching: 7
Years Teaching Clay: 7
Years Working w/Clay: 11
School or Studio: N/A
Specialties: Use of color, large variety of design, mainly staying away of 'pictures' of things....doing more graphic and freeform, organic cane design. I designed and continue to make the Stacker beads. (Stacker technique is not being taught at this time.)
First Experience With Clay: I began using polymer clay after I had surgery on both of my feet and had to stay off my feet for a couple of months. It began purely as a curiousity.
Past Teaching Experiences: I have taught in local community education programs and demos/classes offered by various bead stores in the Cincinnati vicinity. My work has a strong following in Cincinnati, and I enjoy getting people started on polymer clay.
Publication Experience: PolymerCAFE Magazine, Fall 2003 issue. I've been featured and linked to several major polymer clay websites, including Polymer Clay Express and Polymer Clay Daily.
Teaching Level: Professional
- Private Lessons: Yes
- How Far Will Travel: 25 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: For private lessons I can supply all tools, clay and knowledge for $65/person; class is 4 hours.
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 4
- Maximum Number of Students: 6
- How Far Will Travel: 50 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: For group lessons I can supply all tools, clay and knowledge for $45/person; class is 4 hours.
Class Prep Time: 30 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 1
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Polymer Clay Beadmaking for Beginners (and Re-Visitors): Basic use of polymer clay, including tool use, basic canebuilding skills and concept, safety, and use of color.
Mokume Gane with Polymer Clay: Using translucent polymer clay and metal foil, students will create elegent, stone-like beads and pendants.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Just teach what you know! Keep it simple, and be willing to allow students to explore at their own pace, at their own skill level. If you don't know the answer to a question, offer book titles or websites where students can do further research. HAVE FUN!!!"
Some of My Students' Work
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