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Boo Ehrsam

Boo Ehrsam

Boo Ehrsam
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Background Information

Years Teaching:  25
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  10
School or Studio:  Marlene's Art Studio and Gallery
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I do well with faux semi precious stones and fantasy stones. I've sold some of my sculpture as well as a lot of Frida Kahlo jewelry and knick knacks. I embed pictures in clay - using liquid polymer clay.
First Experience With Clay:  I first saw a woman work with FIMO before it was sold in this country. I was most intrigued and had to try it out when it became more available.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I started with FIMO. My first jewelry looked great, but I glazed it with an oil based glaze and ended up with forever tacky jewelry. I've gotten much better since then! Now I sculpt as well as create jewelry, do-dads, teach and more.
Publication Experience:  I'm Arts Editor for Bayside News. I've written for and been written about in various magazines and newspapers - but not necessarily for my work with polymer clay.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  3
Maximum Number of Students:  8
How Far Will Travel:  Within Pinellas County
Reimbursed Expenses:  Clay, travel time, my time

Class Prep Time:  A few days
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2, due to my erratic schedule
Class Listings & Descriptions:  I offer continuing workshops once a month at Marlene's Art Studio and Gallery in Largo, FL. I try to work with each student in their field of interest while presenting a generalized class. We cover introduction to clay, faux semi-precious stones, stamping and molding, transfers and imbedding pictures, etc., each class building upon the last while making room for new students.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Start with a skill, master it and share. After a while it will become second nature."

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