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Lorrene Davis

Lorrene Davis
Placerville, CA 95667

Background Information

Years Teaching:  8
Years Teaching Clay:  8
Years Working w/Clay:  9
School or Studio:  U Bead It Gallery, Beads and Classes
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Abstract art jewelry, design theory, color and combining with the metal clays.
First Experience With Clay:  We owned a gallery of jewelry and fine art and I had a teacher from Napa, CA come and give an intro workshop.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Classically trained goldsmith from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in S.F. Won several awards with my jewelry designs, had an article on Silver and gold metal in April 2005 Lapidary Journal and may have a new cane design in the Winter issue of Polymer Cafe'.
Publication Experience:  April 2005 Lapidary Journal. A new cane, Davis' Stained Glass in the Winter 2005(6?)issue of Polymer Cafe'.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, meals & lodging
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  3
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Wherever in the US
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, meals & lodging

Class Prep Time:  Very little
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Blending, basic caning, bead making, baking, finishing and how to get into galleries. Ethics, copywriting and how to get designs.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Have passion with the material, prepare a detailed class syllabus and have as much collateral for the students to see."

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