For over 35 years, the DECO Clay Craft Academy has been sharing the knowledge of clay crafting and expanding this art and our craft throughout the world. Master classes are currently available in over 40 countries!

The success and growth of DECO today is directly attributed to all of the dedicated Certified Instructors and members. See listings below for locations and class offerings.

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Ukraine - Odessa
Elena Strunina
Instructor since 2010

Rishelievskaya St. 32
Ph. +38-050-392-15-39

Certified to teach:

  • Creative Course Curriculum I
  • Flower Course Curriculum I & II
  • Flower Course Curriculum III
  • Modeling Course Curriculum I & II
  • Personal Style Gift Course Curriculum I
  • Tropical Flower Course I
  • Tropical Flower Course II
  • Introductory Discovery classes
  • Private & Group classes
  • Custom Orders
  • Retail: Product & Supplies


I came to know about modeling clay flowers from a magazine article on the DECO Clay Craft Academy. I was very excited to learn this art and without doubt, I traveled to Moscow, Russia and studied a course at the school of Olga Petrova. The personal satisfaction and  lessons from the training inspired me to become a full-fledged certified instructor and to open my own school in Odessa, Ukraine (where DECO art schools have never been established before).

For nearly eight years, I've been happily sharing my own experiences and teaching others the DECO clay art. The happiness and great emotional pleasure that comes with creating small clay flowers never stops and even as an instructor of the academy, my journey of learning continues - traveling abroad for new courses created by the lovely founders of the DECO Clay Craft Academy, Kazuko and Yukiko Miyai.

What DECO Curricula do you teach and how often?
I am certified in and teach all current DECO courses.  For more details and class schedule please contact me.

Do you create finished pieces for sale and where do you sell them?
I create finished pieces for sale as well as custom orders. I sell my artwork throughout Ukraine.

Deco certified instructors for July 2024

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Honolulu Academy

Practical and decorative art pieces that are one-of-a-kind which can easily made by anyone, have been the main focus of our development.

Classes are held in two-hour intervals with a maximum of six students in each class, allowing every student the opportunity to receive as much assistance as possible. We also offer private classes by appointment. Refer to the Learn How page for additional information on the types of classes offered.

Studio Hours

Mon & Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed:  by appointment
Thur - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat*: 9am - 5pm *

*when class scheduled


1016 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 280
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Phone: 808-735-7800

Class Dates & time

Mon: 10am - 12pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thur: 10am - 12pm
Fri: 10am - 12pm
Sat: 9:30am - 11:30am
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Private and Group Classes upon request: Times and days flexible.

Download class schedule here

Tokyo Academy

Studio Hours

Tokyo Studio
Mon & Fri: 9am - 5pm

*when class scheduled


5-2-6 Kiba, Koto - Ku, Tokyo
Japan 135 - 0042

Phone: (+81) 3-3630-2082
Fax: (+81) 3-3630-2024

Upcoming Events

  • Personal Style Gift Course

    We are happy to announce that the Personal Style Gift Course classes are in full swing. Please contact us for more information on this popular course offering.