Elaine Isner loves teaching; she has taught for most of her life. She received a master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1991. She is now a retired high school art teacher, having taught clay, metal and fiber arts for over twenty years.
Figurative sculpture is Elaine’s primary pursuit in clay. She studies with Professor Hirotsune Tashima at Pima Community College. Elaine builds her sculptures hollow, primarily using the slab method of hand building. Her sculptures have won awards and have been displayed at gallery shows in Tucson, Tempe and Phoenix.
Elaine Isner is also a jeweler. She currently teaches the Metals/Jewelry classes at Pima Community College.