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Ann Rush
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

Ann Rush Designs
3434 Coltwood Dr.
Spring, TX 77388

Email: arush.1@att.net
Phone: 281-651-7357
Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Level One Certification
  • Senior Level Certification
  • Metalsmithing
  • Glass Fusing & Slumping
Biography: 

My passion for the arts began at an early age. My paternal grandmother, a professional seamstress and tailor, taught me the value of fine craftsmanship. From her, I learned the importance of color, texture, form and function. I also learned the value that construction plays in the final product of a designer.
 
From my parents, I gained a passion for science, which has helped me to better understand the capabilities of and best uses for different materials when designing a piece of jewelry. My family is also filled with excellent educators, who inspired me to teach, as well. I have taught science in public schools, worked with children of all age levels in a variety of roles and been employed as a public speaker. This experience has culminated in a passion for teaching classes in metal clay, metalsmithing techniques, glass fusing and slumping. I am certified with PMC Connection, Levels I and II, Rio Grande and now, finally, Art Clay. I am also blessed with a wonderful husband and two sons, and I am very grateful for their constant, faithful support.
Artist Philosophy: 
 
It is my passion to not just create objects of art, but to empower others to find their "inner artist". I seek to teach others to become artisans themselves, experiencing the joy of designing their own jewelry. My experience with jewelry design has become an amazing journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. I hope others find the same is true for them, as well.
Awards: 

  • Certified Educator - Secondary Level, State of Texas
  • B.S. from Texas A&M University - 1981
  • PMC Connection Level I and II
  • Rio Grande Certification

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