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.