I've been teaching glass carving for twenty-two years, but made the decision in 1995 to specialize in private instruction and group classes of no more than four students. Having been frequently hired as a guest instructor for classes of 12-20 students, she soon realized the futility of attempting to teach so many people of different levels of experience at the same time. The art of glass carving is delicate and complex, and requires a great deal of time per student. A large class simply creates frustration for all involved, since it is virtually impossible to find a common ground. The dynamics of the group learning curve, in her opinion, were too dull to be good value for the kind of students that she wished to teach: the committed people who are serious about wanting to make a living blasting glass, or who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.
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