I've been keeping this under wraps until everything was confirmed, and now I'm so excited to say I'm officially an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts, my alma mater!
Over the past couple of years, I've slowly come to the realization that I really enjoy teaching and breaking down complex techniques or concepts into smaller, digestible units. Running my own business has also provided ample practice in teaching, since I've trained and guided several assistants.
My first class, which starts today, is Senior Project. During this class, I guide students in preparing for and executing their senior exhibition. It can be an intense class, with emotions running high as students distill four years of education into a cohesive body of work that will be presented to the wider public. In this final semester, students practically live in their studios, sometimes things break, a million things can go wrong, and yes, tears are shed.
But I wouldn't miss it for the world.
P.S. The work shown above is a new piece of art jewelry that I recently carved. Made from maple wood, walnut wood, and silk thread, it's titled Siblings 05 and explores the complicated push and pull we have with family.