Instructor: Deanna Pastel


Deanna Pastel was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 2010 she received her BFA in Jewelry/Metals at Kent State University under the instruction of Program Director, Kathleen Browne.  Upon graduation, she took up a production based job back in Cleveland with Heather B.  Moore Co.; where she fine-tuned her skills in soldering gold, hand stamping and setting stones. 

After two years at the bench in Ohio, she up-rooted to Austin, TX and began her career as a main teacher and Assistant Director/Studio Manager at Creative Side Jewelry Academy.  The past three years at CSJA have been spent designing new curriculum for the 101 and 201 Fabrication courses- inspiring new students to fall in love with the magic of metal, and working closely with well-respected artists in our community both artistically and professionally. 



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