These are roles I never thought I would fill when I was learning about fused glass nearly five years ago, but here I am, filling them right up!
I love teaching people how to create their own fused glass art, answering their questions about kilns when they have as one student said "become addicted to fused glass", and encouraging students to experiment with techniques, colors and designs. The first time someone asked me if I am concerned about my students becoming my competition I was taken aback. Why would I be upset if one of my students was so inspired by my work and my instruction to start creating their own art and sell it?
|One of my first fused glass class student's working on her project|
|In process: Kim creating her 12 inch square platter|
I am so proud of each and every one of my students and there is nothing I want more than for them to be successful whether they just take the classes for fun to learn a new craft or if they jump right in with both feet and start a business. My students inspire me and often give me fresh ideas for my own work. Many of them have become friends. I love that! If you are interested in learning more about my fused glass classes, visit the page links at the top of the page for more information or contact me for more information.
Teacher. Educator. Instructor. Mentor. Love it.
So, just as I was finishing up this post guess who calls me? Kim! She had a question for me. I was thrilled to hear from her and she made my day when she told me she talks about me every day and that she's happy I am her mentor. Do I have the best students or what?! They are always teaching me something.
|In process: Kim's platter after full fusing and before slumping|