I like to teach small groups of students at a time, (7- 10 students.) I can give Personal attention to each student with smaller classes, which provide time for understanding student ideas and what they hope to accomplish by taking the class. I offer years of knowledge and Experience to students, in a Hands-on Studio setting stating,"there is no right, or wrong way to accomplish your goals as a student and artist." In Classes I demonstrate Ceramic techniques and guide students thru projects with the understanding that each student works at their own pace, is free to use their own unique approach and incorporate their ideas into each piece they create. What I have Learned: Encouraging class members to share ideas and techniques helps to promote a positive and fun learning experience.
Working with Clay has been my Passion for over 22 years. I earned a degree in Fine Art from Arizona State University with a focus on Studio Art & Ceramics. I have taugh Ceramics in a Recreational setting and owned my own ceramic business, in Arizona for many years.
Through Personal experience and Education I have explored every aspect of working with Clay..,.. From painting green-ware, to wheel-throwing and hand-building. Glazing techniques, Surface decoration, Texturizing and Kiln Firing. All being necessary components helping students to achieve their goals. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to be able to Help & share my creativity and experience with others believing that Artistic Expression contributes to the quality of life.
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I teach Hand-Building with Clay, on 3 Different levels. My Level One class is for Absolute Beginners and covers the Basics of working with various Ceramic Clay Bodies from Earthenware to Porclains. We also cover How the clay is dried first and then fired in the Kiln. In My Level One Class I Demonstrate How to create simple forms by using different Ceramic Hand-Building Techniques. Such as,... creating a Pinch Pot from a ball of clay and how to use the Ceramic Coiling Method to Hand-Build vessels, pots and bowls. Students will Learn How to Sculpt figures and forms with clay by working along with me, to create Clay Containers, Tiles, Boxes and Cylinders. ( In summation My Level one Beginner Class is a Basic introduction to Hand-Building with Clay and the variety of forms it can be used for. This is a sharing and Fun Class.)
I earned a Fine Art Degree from Arizona State University with a focus on Ceramics. After Graduation I opened my own Ceramic Production studio. We Hand-Built Personalized Clay Pieces for Upscale shops, Galleries and Special Events for over twenty years in the Phoenix Arizona area. Recently, I have been focusing on teaching small groups of students and private studio classes.
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