Clay Munchkins-Amy Mayfield

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One of the best classes ASE has to offer. Amy is amazing and my kids loved the class!!!

Amy Mayfield

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San Diego based Clay Munchkins' objective is to guide children in the "hands-on" approach to create whimsical zoomorphic creatures out of natural clay. Students explore different techniques such as pinch, coil and slab-building with non-toxic lead free glazes. All of the work is fired in a kiln twice. Projects include animals from ants to zebras to bears to dinosaurs and every creature in between. Clay classes help build self-esteem and push your child's imagination. They benefit the emotional, creative, intellectual and physical development of young children. The ceramic keepsakes are treasures for years to come. Clay Munchkins owner, Amy Mayfield, received her Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance in 2018 from PLNU, and her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. Her works have been shown in galleries in Chicago, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. A native San Diegan, Amy has owned Clay Munchkins for 10 years, and has worked for and part of the advisory board of The New Children's Museum and works with many museums throughout San Diego. She has redirected her passion from making art into teaching clay and other workshops to enrich and nurture children's innate desire to learn, create and experiment.

School Affiliations

* Parent at Bird Rock Elementary School
* ASE Provider at Bird Rock Elementary School
* ASE Provider at La Jolla Elementary School

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San Diego based Clay Munchkins' objective is to guide children in the "hands-on" approach to create whimsical zoomorphic creatures out of natural clay. Students explore different techniques such as pinch, coil and slab-building with non-toxic lead free glazes. All of the work is fired in a kiln twice. Projects include animals from ants to zebras to bears to dinosaurs and every creature in between. Clay classes help build self-esteem and push your child's imagination. They benefit the emotional, creative, intellectual and physical development of young children. The ceramic keepsakes are treasures for years to come.

Amy Mayfield received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lillstreet Art Center and works frequently with The New Children's Museum in San Diego and other artistic institutions. In raising her two super-duper girls she has redirected her passion for art into teaching clay and other workshops to enrich and nurture children's innate desire to learn, create and experiment.