CLASSES may be scheduled by contacting my Studio at (228) 896 - 7868. Feel free to call me and inquire about them. They are offered when I am able to devote my Full Attention to it. I am often too busy just before an art show or festival. Prices for classes vary depending on the number of students. Private lessons in hand-building certainly offer faster and greater learning opportunities. Since my background is in nursing and other healing modalities, these classes are not only Fun, but they are a form of "art therapy" and most of the students tell me that they have helped them on many levels. Occasionally as artists, we may experience a "block" to our creativity, these classes will certainly facilitate flow.
In the past, I have offered "Playshops" on mask- making. During the first class, we create the plaster casting of each person's face, press the clay into the mold of the student's face. (or you may use a mask that I have on hand) Then, the clay mask is decorated. The pieces are allowed to dry slowly and then bisque fired.
The second session meets 3 to 4 weeks later, and includes the glazing and raku firing of the Face mask. IF you have a small group of 3 to 4 people seriously interested in something like this, please contact me for prices. The average cost is $350 for the entire play- shop per person and includes the supplies. I look forward to hearing from interested students. If you need references from satisfied people, I can give these to you.
I can also offer "pregnant" belly casting. This is done using plaster casting, and then creating a beautiful CLAY piece that will last much longer than the simple plaster ones. It can be decorated any way that the Mother desires and names of family members can be written on the back of the clay sculpture. This makes an amazing and unique "shower" gift. There are not many Artists offering this Service to customers. The cost ranges from $400 to $600 dollars.
Thank You so much for your interest and I hope that I can be of service to you! Becky