sandra butchko instructor web portraitSandra Butchko grew up in a very artistic family. She credits her 10th grade ceramics teacher with instilling a love of clay and placing her on the path that became her life’s work. She discovered metal clay quite by accident in 1999, and by 2001, she was a certified senior instructor for Art Clay USA. She now has a level 3 certification in Precious Metal Clay making her an authority in the medium in the United States. Sandra also runs a custom tool and mold design manufacturing company called Cottontail Creations. “Every day is a new adventure with this medium.” Sandra says. “I look forward to all the new discoveries to come.”