Fall Open Studio: Saturday, November 7th from noon-6pm

Most of the artists are on hiatus this summer or busy with outdoor shows around town. We will be back on Saturday, November 7th with our next event. In the meantime sign up for our newsletter for info on where to find your favorite Screw Factory Artists. Click here and register your email. We send out one email monthly and perhaps one extra during an event month.

In the meantime…

Work from the Lake Erie Building itself is on display at BayArts as a part of the Squared UP gallery show. “Curator Christopher Gray explores the current Instagram movement in photography. Photographs taken only with mobile phones will be assembled into an exhibit that takes photography beyond that which hangs on the wall to a place where it can engage a community of photographers around a common theme.” Presented in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery through July 31. All proceeds from the sale of the Lake Erie Building’s pieces are being donated to BayArts, a not for profit organization committed to providing a welcoming lakeside environment to stimulate, encourage and support professional and aspiring artists of all ages through collaboration, education and exhibition. BayArts is part of the Huntington Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks at 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140. More information is available at http://BayArts.net or by calling 440-871-6543. The Dianne Boldman Education Gallery is located in the Huntington House at BayArts and is open Monday–Saturday from 9a – 5p.

Clay Classroom Expanding at Gina DeSantis Ceramics

Gina DeSantis is expanding her classroom studio this fall. The space will be doubled in size allowing for more programming during the week including the addition of a hand building course and morning wheel throwing classes. There will also be extended independent studio hours and options. Students can start registering for fall on June 15 with all classes being added by July 1.

The studio is also hiring for hand building and wheel throwing instructors. Please send your resume, 10 images of artwork and 3 professional references to ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interviews will start in early July.

Spring Open Studio

Please join us on Friday, March 27th from 6-10pm for our annual open studio event. You can rsvp on Facebook as well!

We will be updating the artist list throughout the month of March.

Resident: Danielle Andes, Diana Bjel, Michael Boich, Ann Caywood Brown, Ann Creed, Gina DeSantis, Megan Frankenfield, Phyllis Kohring Fannin, Katie Hanrahan, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Forest City Portage, Freddy Hill, Ingrid Hoegner-Leek, Karen Jewell-Kett,  Marc Konys, The Movement Factory, Michelle Mowery, M.C. Nagel, Night Owl Glass, Dan Pruitt, RTD Design Collective, Ryu no Sakebi, Dott Schneider, Kim Schoel, Eva Sherman, Karen St. John Vincent, Achala Wali

Visiting: APE MADE, Jamie Ausperk, Earth Philosophy, Liza Michelle Jewelry, Nancie Spotts, Udella Spotts, Wright and Rede, Yates Apothecary

Also joining us on floor 3 are Templar Motors Auto Display, Ice Cream Joy and Clark Pope Catering

Kickin’ it with Kenny at the Screw Factory

Kenny Crumpton stopped by the studios today and visited with artists Gina DeSantis, Ruth Sholtis-Furyes and Tony D’Alessandro of RTD Design Collective and Jenn Szalkowski of Night Owl Glass. He also chatted with Alyssa Lee Wilmot, owner of the Movement Factory. Then he checked out the newly expanded event space with landlord Ralph Lukich.

We had a great time giving Kenny a tour this morning. Please remember to save the date for our spring open studio on Friday, March 27th from 6-10pm. A complete list of artists and participants will be available in early March.  Gina DeSantis

You can see the segment here.

If you have any questions regarding the Screw Factory Artist events please contact Gina DeSantis at ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com.

If you are inquiring about renting the space for an event visit http://lakeeriebuilding.com/.



Valentine’s Make and Take class with Karen Jewell-Kett

Make-n-Take Tangled Valentines  

Saturday,  February 7, 2015  (2 hrs, $20 + $5 material fee)

If you can doodle, you can relax and learn meditative “tangled” pattern drawing techniques while making your special someone a hand-drawn, colorful Valentine’s Day card. Lots of ideas, materials, help and inspiration. No experience necessary. Adults and teens—a fun, family activity! All supplies provided.

Instructor: Karen Jewell-Kett
Location: FirstHand Studio #322, The Screw Factory in the Lake Erie Building, 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood

Make and Take ornament class with Karen Jewell-Kett




Take a break from the holiday hustle on Black Friday


Make-n-Take Ornament Class

Make your own “tangle” pattern holiday ornament 

Fri. Nov. 28 

12noon – 2:00pm   $20 + $5 materials fee

How are you spending Black Friday this year? Instead of battling the malls, take some time for yourself and make your own holiday ornament inspired by popular “tangle” art patterns. You will learn how to create your own personalized “tangle” patterns, apply them to lightweight, wood ornaments and add shiny paint and sparkles. All the tools, paints, pens and materials you need will be provided. You will leave with a truly unique handcrafted ornament.

• Ages: Teens and Adults
• Location: Classes are held in my studio, FirstHand Studio (#C322, third floor), Lake Erie Building (the Screw Factory), 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. Contact information and directions.
• Registration: All fees are payable at the beginning of class. Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted. Seating is limited. If you can, please email me before class day to ensure your place. 

Karen Jewell-Kett


Check out Screw Factory Artist Alyssa Wilmot and Group A on Kickin’ It With Kenny!

group A dance performing live on Fox 8 News 10.30.14 with the The Tesla Orchestra promoting the night makers ball

Posted by group A on Thursday, October 30, 2014

Screw Factory Artists’ Holiday Open Studio

Join the Screw Factory Artists on Saturday, November 1st from noon-6pm for the annual open studio event. Over 40 artists will be exhibiting and selling work. 

Participating Resident Artists: Ann Caywood Brown, Anne Creed, Gina DeSantis, Robb Durr, Forest City Portage, Meghan Frankenfield, Katie Hanrahan, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Ingrid Hoegner, Karen Jewell-Kett, Phyllis Kohring Fannin, Marc Konys, Sandy Millman/Yours Truly Vintage, The Movement Factory, Michelle Mowery, M.C. Nagel, Martin E. O’Connor, Lori Paximadis, Daniel Pruitt, RTD Design Collective, Ryu no Sakebi, Richard Schneider, Patricia Schneider, Kim Schoel, Eva Sherman/Grand River Beads, Karen St. John Vincent, Elysha Ross, Ursula Ryan, Achala Wali

Visiting Artists: Ape Made, Amy Budzar Sebold, Earth Philosophy, Erika Hansen, Beth Martin, Liza Michelle Jewelry, M. Spotts, Terra Verde Handmade, Heidi Walkush, Wright and Rede

Also joining the event is the FiveOne Experimental Orchestra. Their performance of “Furtive Movements” will be accompanied by a choreographed performance by group A dance of the Movement Factory. Performance at 4pm on floor 3 in the Templar Room

Also new to the event is Sterle’s food truck.

Crafty Garage Sale: 6 September

Materials, supplies, samples and much more from a variety of artists!

  • Saturday, 6 September 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Studio C288 (second floor, next to Central Staircase, blue door), Knitgrrl Studio
  • Click here to RSVP on Facebook and add to your calendar/get updates. Invite your friends!

We’ll provide a map/list of other studios open in the building that day so you can visit them as well. See you then!

Art Classes at the Screw Factory

Many of our resident artists offer classes and workshops. Check out their websites to see the fall class offerings.

For ceramics classes (children, teens and adults) visit Gina DeSantis Ceramics

Glass Fusing classes are taught by Daniel Pruitt on floor 2 and Jennifer Szalkowski of Night Owl Glass on floor 3.

Eva Sherman of Grand River Beads offers a variety of jewelry making classes.