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. 

RTD Design Collective – Studio Grand Opening This Friday

Grand Opening of RTD Design Collective Studio!

Shop sophisticated accessories and our hand-sewn luxury leather goods. All of our leather goods are hand sewn by us in our Cleveland studio!

Enjoy Custom Scent blending by Terra Verde Handmade- crafter of natural body products
Directions: http://www.screwfactoryartists.com/directions/

Screw Factory Artists’ Studios Friday, May 30
13000 Athens Road 5 pm to 9 pm
Studio C339
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Spring Open Studio NIGHT Fri 4-11 from 5-9pm

Cure cabin fever with a visit to the industrially beautiful Lake Erie Building and spend the evening with the Screw Factory Artists. We’ll have our studio doors open to show you our work and workspace. Artwork will be on display and available for sale. This is one of only a few opportunities all year to see us, and the first time in a long while that’s we’ve had an evening event.

Be sure to stop by the Templar Motors Factory Display to meet 9 of the Templar cars which were produced in the building between 1917-1924.

MagBooth photo booth by Fred & Kristin, Mark Brabant of Hovering Object, Melissa Hale of Yates Apothecary, Theresa Yondo, Michelle Beckwith of Bella Ellie, Erika Laine Hansen of Erika Originals, Sandi Hansen of Sandi’s Kitchen Culinary Herb and Spice Blends, Nancy Cintron of Good Goat Gallery, Marcello Mellino, Cherry Rappoli, Jen Buchanon of Girl’s Best Trend, Carolina of Bom Truffles, and Rust Belt Anthology will all be visiting in the Templar Room on the third floor with the Templar Motors Factory Display. You’ll also have the chance to make your own ceramic project.
The Citizen’s Committee for Lakewood Animal Shelter will also be on-hand.

Participating studio and business tenants: Megan Frankenfield,
The Movement Factory, Gina DeSantis, Robb Durr, Freddy Hill of Bomb Factory Furniture, VTrendz, M.C. Nagel, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Katie Hanrahan, Phyllis Kohring Fannin, Kathy Patton, Kim Schoel (new tenant!), Michael Hudecek of Forest City Portage, Lori Paximadis, Ryu no Sakebi, Michelle Mowery, Ursula Ryan, Ann Caywood Brown, Jenn Szalkowski, Teresa Crompton.

RSVP and invite friends on Facebook, if you’d like, by clicking here.

The Screw Factory Artists’ Studios at the Lake Erie Building

13000 Athens Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107