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Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes
Littleton, CO 80127


Background Information

Years Teaching:  1
Years Teaching Clay:  1
Years Working w/Clay:  10
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Mokume Gane with Metal Leaf
First Experience With Clay:  I found Nan Roche's Book "The New Clay" over about 10 years ago and have been happily addicted since, though I didn't get serious about it until about 2 years ago.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I started professionally a year ago with the Rocky Mountain Bead Society's Bead Bazaar; I have given a presentation on my technique to the same society and followed up with a class for them. I have taught, otherwise, to private people (not through any organization). I will be teaching again this year at the RMBS Bead Bazaar and continue to have private classes held for anyone who's interested.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Open to negotiation
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  Open to negotiation
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials
Class Prep Time:  -
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  Open
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Basic Polymer Clay - As name suggests, basic techniques - simple canes that can be used to make complex canes etc.
Mokume Gane with Metal Leaf - this utilizes color blending, using metal leaf (or other inclusions) in various Mokume Gane techniques.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"I think that polymer clay is such a wonderful medium that there really is no way to make a mistake. Beginning students - I have found - just want someone there to make sure they won't. As a teacher, you're just there to teach basic techniques, offer encouragement and let the student's creativity take over."


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