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Gwen Baker

Gwen Baker
Shadyside, OH 43947
Website: N/A

Background Information

Years Teaching:  25
Years Teaching Clay:  25
Years Working w/Clay:  40
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Studio Clay certified instructor, cane work, sculptures
First Experience With Clay:  Flowers as a teen
Past Teaching Experiences:  Participated in White House year of the Craft donating a Teddy Bear family at the beach, which is now part of the White House ornament collection in the Smithsonian.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  45 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel expenses, meals, negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  120 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and meals

Class Prep Time:  3 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Most classes are set up in 2 hour blocks Basic and intermediate caning where basic tools and techniques are explained; Advanced caning Project specific; Florals-from daffodils to roses; Sculpture- how to construct and support design while baking. Various other project specific classes available upon request.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Everyone has something to share. Do what you like and you will be able to teach effectively."

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