by Kristin Arzt

Natallia Pulko first came to The Crucible four years ago when her son, Timofey, enrolled in youth summer classes through our scholarship program. After he excelled in everything from Jewelry to Flameworking and participated in our Fuego Youth Program, Natallia decided to start volunteering. She began teaching about two years ago.

“My favorite part of teaching is bearing witness to the moment when a student realizes that they pushed their boundaries to the point where they understand the craft. When they create something and accomplished something they never thought was possible because they pushed themselves,” she says. Natallia teaches in our Enameling and Leather, Textiles, and Fine Arts Departments. She is looking forward to Leather Working II starting today, which will focus on tooling and other advanced techniques.

Natallia is known among The Crucible community for her quick and precise tooling skills, as you can see in this video of her working below.

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