I have received some pretty heartwarming comments from students, but this one made me weak in the knees....I'm sharing
it with the permission of Barb, the student who wrote it (thanks, Barb..I am so flattered..).... "I want to thank you
so very much for sharing yourself and your amazing expertise. You are an amazing artist with the rare ability to share your
knowledge with others. As you said to me in our class, I have had the good fortune to learn from several incredibly talented
artists and teachers but you are certainly one of the best. The hours and hours of time required to develop your skills and
expertise is extremely impressive. I recognize after spending 2 days with you that your incredible creativity allows you to
come up with techniques no one else has thought of. Then the hours of work you put into preparing for the class is very evident.
Finally, you explain things so clearly and in such detail that I understood immediately what I needed to do to produce a beautiful
polymer cane. But more than anything else, your sincerity and openness allowed me to truly enjoy you and therefore my entire
weekend. Everytime I look at my cane I can't stop myself from smiling. That feeling of happiness is priceless."
am now teaching workshops and private lessons from our newly renovated all-purpose building in the Sugar House district
of Salt Lake City (the lovely room where multi-student workshops will be held is shown below; private lessons will be held
in my personal studio, also located in this building). If you'd like to be added to the workshop mailing list
or have questions about workshops or private lessons, please click here, or email me at email@example.com
Come join in the fun as we create and laugh and learn together....the
Salt Lake area has a great core group of clayers who love getting together! We'd love to have you join us, whether
you're a beginner or intermediate clayer!
February 15-21 Cabin Fever Clay Festival, Pre Conference Workshop is "Stoneware Beads", Conference Workshop is "Wruffled Whimsey"
February 23/24 New York Polymer Clay Guild, "Laser Cut"
March 9/10 Tallahassee Polymer Clay Art Guild "Laser Cut"
September 14/15, Bakersfield, California, "Encrusted",
for info email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 11-13, Germany, "Laser Cut"
October 18-20, Polydays, England, "New Age Bargello"
November 3-9, Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts (Jordan, MN), "Dancing on the Razor's Edge"
December 7, 8 & 10, Creative Journey Studios, Buford, GA, "Organics" (the 7&8th) and "Encrusted" (the 10th)
Late January or early February,
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 16-19, Cabin Fever Clay Festival, Laurel, MD
Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild - "Journey with Jana"
June 2-9, "Dancing on the Razor's Edge", La Cascade, France
September 27/28, New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild
September 20/21, Lexington, Massachusetts - Tentative
October 18/19, The Ranch - Center for the Arts, Snohomish, Washington
In 2015, the following
locations are either scheduled for a workshop, or are still just a possibility....Croatia, Ohio, Dallas and Phoenix
Below is a listing of some of the workshops I offer. Please
email me and I'll be happy to send you images that correspond with these workshops. Thanks for your interest!
Art Nouveau/Deco Caning
Floral Eruption Brooch/Pendant
Secret Shapes Inro
Collage (mirror imaging pendants)
Laser Cut Technique
Organic Sculptural Shapes
Finely Veined Leaf Cane
Basket Weave, Ribbon and Braid Caning
"All Laced Up"....a faux lacing technique
Fleur d'Lis Style