You may not know it but people who dabble or dive into creative hobbies are lifelong learners. Are you eager to gain knowledge and insights on how and why things work? Do you seek different approaches for achieving creative results? The best pairing is when you click with an engaging and inspiring instructor who challenges you to reach your goals.
I am a lifelong learner with an energic passion to elevate skills and knowledge in the ceramic arts and other fine craft. I proud of the connections I have made with my students in the past, and look forward to making new ones with you.
Can't sculpt in clay yet? No Problem. I got ya!
I'm sharing my 30+ years of teaching experience in The Pear Necessities 3-Day Challenge with insider secrets to creating a sculptural pear in clay. It's absolutely FREE!
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Runs Sept 9-10-11, 2022
Hand Building Ceramics at Home - Now Open!!!
This 8-week online program will give you the skills to harness hand-building techniques and studio procedures to consistently find your groove in your home studio.
A comprehensive program for creating 12 hand-built ceramics projects in the comfort of your own home.
The Hand Building Ceramics at Home online course offers a new way to learn as we navigate our way through limited access and much-needed motivation together.
It is designed for Beginners and Beyond Beginners.
Over 15 years ago, I was overwhelmed with motherhood and the physical and mental load of caring for my family. I have three wonderful kids - all within 15 months of each other - a singleton and twins and a supportive husband who was dealing with debilitating chronic pain.
As you may imagine, I felt lost in my roles. I searched for solutions and recalled a Bucket List I created when I turned 30. It included several craft disciplines, one in which I had not yet tried – wheel throwing on the potters’ wheel. My goal was to commit to an activity that would get me out of my normal surroundings for one night a week.
This Wednesday November 11 is Remembrance Day. Whether you chose to watch local ceremonies on screen or participate in a community event, know that we are all united in honouring our veterans and fallen soldiers at 11 am.
To bring awareness of the importance of wearing a poppy, my students will be making felt poppies that can be worn on the lapel. They will research and compare real poppies to the simplified one used in Poppy Campaigns and will create their own version. In preparation for this, I created a few examples and made a few stop-motion videos to show the steps.