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Alice Chittenden


My hope, always, is that my students have a good experience. To this end, I work to provide them with a solid foundation of skills, both in the hand building and wheel thrown methods of clay forming. While group instruction is often the most efficient way of sharing information, I enjoy working individually with my students. It enables me to do several things which can make a big contribution to student progress. I can demonstrate and/or review a process or technique a student might need help with, give feedback on work in progress, learn where each individual students interests lie and answer questions. I have worked with clay most of my adult life and find that I am still as engaged by this material as I was when I first began. My work evolves and changes with each idea for new forms or surface treatments. It is this sense of discovery that I try to pass on to my students.

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