SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Friday, April 8th. 6-10pm

More info for our event can be found on our Facebook event page. Click here for info.

Resident Artists:Bella Ellie, Ann Creed, Gina DeSantis, Robb Durr, Phyllis Fanin, Forest City Portage, Megan Frankenfield, Katie Hanrahan, Freddy Hill, Lauren HB, Karen Jewell Kett, Marc Konys, Michelle Mowery, MC Nagel, Movement Factory, Dan Pruitt, RTD Design Collective, Ursula Ryan, Ryu No Sakebi, Karen St. John Vincent, Wachshaus Von Schneider, Kim Schoel, Achala Wali

Visiting Artists and Food Vendors: Rachel Beamer, Souls Repurpose, Hectic Studio, Claire Gustafson, Ice Cream Joy, KB Confections, Rising Star Coffee, Nancy Spotts, Margaret Spotts

Screw Factory Open Studios This Fall!

We are opening our doors twice this fall! Join us on Saturday, November 7th for our first event. It will be held from noon-6pm.

Participating resident artists for the November event include:

Bella Ellie, Diana Bjel, Ann Creed, Gina DeSantis, Robb Durr, Katie Hanrahan, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Freddy Hill, Forest City Portage, Karen Jewell-Kett, Marc Konys, Sandy Millman/Joy of Vintage, Movement Factory, Megan Frankenfield, Michelle Mowery, M.C. Nagel, Martin E. O’Connor, Daniel Pruitt, Matt Richards/Ryu no Sakebi, Elysha Ross, RTD Design Collective, Ursula Ryan, Richard Schneider, Kim Schoel, Eva Sherman/Grand River Beads,  Karen St. John Vincent, Jennifer Szalkowski/Night Owl Glass, Achala Wali

Participating visiting artists and businesses include: Colleen Croniger, Nicole Destro, Earth Philosophy, Erika Originals, Ice Cream Joy, LaLa Custom Cakes, Liza Michelle Jewelry, Nancie Spotts, Udella Spotts, Wright and Rede, Duck Rabbit Coffee

Find our November event on Facebook here.

Our December event will be held on Friday the 4th from 6-10pm. Please note the Last Minute Market is not at the Lake Erie Building this year so our two events will be your chances to shop your favorite studio artists.

Participating resident artists for the December event include: Danielle Andes, Ann Caywood Brown, Bella Ellie, Diana Bjel, Kristen Cliffel, Martha Cliffel, Ann Creed, Gina DeSantis, Leah Gary, Katie Hanrahan, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Freddy Hill, Forest City Portage, Humble Bee Vineyards, Karen Jewell-Kett, Phyllis Kohring Fannin, Marc Konys, Sandy Millman/Joy of Vintage, Movement Factory, Megan Frankenfield, Michelle Mowery, M.C. Nagel, Martin E. O’Connor, Matt Richards/Ryu no Sakebi, Elysha Ross, RTD Design Collective, Richard Schneider, Kim Schoel, Eva Sherman/Grand River Beads,  Karen St. John Vincent, Jennifer Szalkowski/Night Owl Glass, Achala Wali

Participating visiting artists and businesses include: APEMADE, Nicole Destro, Earth Philosophy, Erika Originals, Ice Cream Joy, Beth Martin, Debora Mauser, Ann Paxton, Sergio Mendez Photography, Nancie Spotts, Udella Spotts, Wright and Rede, Duck Rabbit Coffee

Find our December event on Facebook here.

We are located within the Lake Erie Building at 13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.

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.

Wheel Throwing Classes at the Screw Factory

All levels wheel throwing classes are now available at Gina DeSantis Ceramics. Open studio work time is also available. This classroom hopes to further awareness, understanding and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Gina has taught for over a decade at various non profits in Cleveland but decided it was time to open her own classroom. Current classes focus on teen and adult levels but children’s classes will be added in the fall.

Visit Gina’s website for more info.

Clay Studio with Gina DeSantis

Clay Studio All Levels – Call 440.785.5409 or email artzy_grl@yahoo.com to register
Thursday evenings. 6:30-9:00pm. $150 (includes one 25lb bag of clay, all glazes and firings). Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class (stoneware $15, porcelain $20).
March 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25. No class April 4th.

This class will focus on wheel throwing and hand building methods in clay both separately and in tandem. Beginners will learn the basics of throwing cups, bowls and crafting handles. More seasoned students will learn larger forms such as serving bowls, vases and lidded vessels. Hand building functional forms such as trays will also be covered. Each class will include a demonstration however students are welcome to work independently on projects each week.

Email me at artzy_grl@yahoo.com or call 440.785.5409 to register. I accept checks, cash or any major credit card. You must pay in order to secure your space in the class. No exceptions. No refunds will be given without 7 days notice before the start date of the class. For example, the start date is March 21 therefore unless you contact me by Thursday, March 14 then you will not receive a refund. I cannot prorate the fee if you are going to miss a class. In the future I will have more classes and opportunities for make up dates however for this session I cannot offer make up dates. As classes expand, more opportunities will become available.

Clearance Sale at Gina DeSantis Ceramics

GINA DESANTIS CERAMICS: STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE
Located in the Lake Erie Building
13000 Athens Ave, Ste C328
Lakewood, OH 44107
440.785.5409/artzy_grl@yahoo.com

Thursday, March 14th from 5pm-9pm
Friday, March 15th by appointment only

On Thursday, March 14th Gina DeSantis will be hosting a clearance sale of her ceramic wares. Her studio is located on floor 3 of the “Screw Factory” in Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood. She has been creating functional clay vessels for over a decade.

This one night sale includes older work, classroom demonstration pieces and “seconds”. Seconds are pieces with minor flaws that do not affect the function of the piece, nevertheless they are marked down. Shoppers can purchase individual pieces marked down 50-80% or fill one of two sizes of bags for $50 or $100. Last year’s sale was a huge success with more than half of the work selling out in the first hour.

Printmaker Kate Snow, who works as Gina’s student assistant will also her artwork on sale. More information can be found at www.ginadesantisceramics.com

***Please note that the other studios will not be open during this event. The next group event is Saturday, May 4th with information to follow.

May 5th: Spring Open Studio!

Work by Achala Wali
Work by Achala Wali

Have you RSVP’d to our Spring Open Studio Event? Check us out on Facebook for the event and our group page! Click here for more info.

Our spring event features over 35 artists and various food vendors from the Lakewood and Cleveland area. Just added: Fresh Fork Market and Coffee for a Cause. Any questions? Please email Gina DeSantis at artzy_grl@yahoo.com.

***Please note this show is full. We do not have a call for entries for our spring/fall shows. Visiting artists are invited by resident artists to show within their studios.  Please limit all phone calls to press and event inquiries.

Applications for the Last Minute Market on December 15th, 2012 will be available for download beginning August 1st, 2012. To be alerted by email when applications are ready, please join the Seller Info List through Cleveland Handmade Markets by submitting your name and email address here: http://eepurl.com/yV0R. Or you can keep your eye on http://HandmadeFeelsGood.com
All applications will be due by September 15th, 2012. Last Minute Market sellers will be chosen from the applications received. Not everyone who applies will be selected for the event. All sellers must exhibit items they made themselves. The selection committee will be looking for creative and innovative, well-made, modern craft, artwork, and wares from sellers with positive and professional personalities.

2012 Winter Hand Building Workshops with Gina DeSantis

Gina DeSantis (Studio C328)  will be offering a workshop in her  studio in February.

Hand Building Workshop:
Trays and Bowls

Saturdays: February 18 & 25. 10am-12pm
Location: Studio C328, The Lake Erie Building, 13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood, OH. This two-day workshop will allow students to create 2-5 pieces using clay slabs, molds and free forms. Its a great start for clay novices and perfect for experienced clay artists to perfect their skills.
Cost: $50 (Includes clay, glaze and firings)
Email artzy_grl@yahoo.com to register

6 spots left!