Teacher Spotlight: Clay Alexander

Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors we've been so honored to meet.  We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know our Chattery teachers a bit better. 

So, here are four questions to help get to know Clay Alexander, our Origami 101 instructor! Join us on May 20 at Cadence Coffee to learn this ancient art.

How did you get started in your profession?

For a long time I have been a tinkerer. I would take apart old mechanics and electronics, rebuild them, and make new ones. I built models and conducted science experiments around the house. I still do all of those things today. I went to college for the opportunity to improve my capability in these activities, and it has led me to where I am now.

Why do you love Chattanooga?

Chattanooga has a growing community of makers and risk takers. The atmosphere is perfect for great things to develop, and it is very exciting to be a part of it.

What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?

I want to learn how to create cost effective electromechanical robotic systems and automation.

What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you? 

Even though I have learned at minimum the basic skills in coding, drawing, painting, blacksmithing, pipe fitting, carpentry, glass blowing, and electronics repair, I still have not learned how to weld or solder. I think that’s next.