Years Teaching: 23
Years Teaching Clay: 8
Years Working w/Clay: 10
School or Studio: Private classes
Specialties: Teaching. Worked 20 years in broadcasting, now will dedicate to teaching Polymer Clay, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Precious Metal Clay
First Experience With Clay: When some canes started being sold in crafts shops
Past Teaching Experiences: Getting the Certificate of Precious Metal Clay has allowed me to fuse a lot of my craft knowledge taking it to the level of jewellery design. But teaching is what I enjoy most, from individuals to groups, all ages.
Publication Experience: N/A
Teaching Level: Professional
- Private Lessons: Yes
- How Far Will Travel: Preferable in London but can do classes by arrangement somewhere else.
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel and accomodation if staying overnignt.
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 2
- Maximum Number of Students: Unl
- How Far Will Travel: As far as necessary if available.
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel and accomodation if staying overnight
Class Prep Time: I have a lot of experience teaching so can get ready short notice, but always good to have at least a week's notice.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: As needed
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Precious Metal Clay - Introduuction or intermediate. Also if someone wants to go deeper into any aspect of using the clay (setting stones, using with other media, glass) I can tailor private classes for individuals or groups.
Polymer Clay - Projects on jewellery, basic sculpting, transfers, textures.
Rubber Stamping - stamping on card, clays, dominos, altered books.
Metal Embossing - Traditional embossing to allow you to make frames, mirrors, boxes, cards.
Glass Fusing - (cabouchons for jewellery, dichroic glass)
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"More than knowledge it is the spirit of sharing that makes a teacher a good one. One is always learning, no matter how many years there is never a level that I would say it is enough. If you know even the basics, practice and teaching makes you even a better tutor all the time. For me the satisfaction of my students is something priceless."
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