A (somewhat) daily rambling on the life of a polymer Clay metal clay and Fused Glass artist/teacher/author.

Very soon my blog will move to my website...as soon as it is done that is. This blog will be my Theatrical life of directing The Secret Garden

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Joy of Teaching

I recently got home from teaching my LEGENDS ring channel setting technique in beautiful San Diego.  The Alchemy group down there had me fly down on Friday, teach Saturday and on Sunday the lovely Jonna Faulkner took me to the Coronado Island for an art fair. Karen Rood and Stan and Ann Rosier had a booth and did really well in sales. 

I shopped too. Fun.

Then Jonna took me to Balboa Park and we went through several museums. At one point she took me to a grassy area and there, before my eyes was a Henry Moore sculpture. I was in art heaven.

Entrance to Balboa Park

The Mingie Museum: Jonna & I flipped over the patterns in the raised glaze.

On Saturday we had eight dedicated metal clayers who wanted to learn a more advanced technique in stone setting.  We had an intensive but productive day.
One of my fellow Master Instructors, Maria Martinez, generously offered her services to by my Teachers Assistants for the day. She took the following photos and was an incredible help with everyone.... especially me.
You rock Maria!
Every time I teach a technique my process changes, evolves and improves. Thank goodness! One of my RULES is that my students must teach me something new.  I have deepened my metal clay knowledge that way. 

How lucky am I?

Getting ready to demo           Helping out in the back            Ready for finishing

An earlier finished ring.