Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bela Dubby Holiday Art Sale

This Saturday, December 8th from 10-7. An artist's reception for their current show will be coinciding with the sale from 4-7. Bela Dubby is located at 13321 Madison Ave.(just west of 117th, Lakewood, OH).
My ornaments will be on sale for $3 each. (Regularly $5 each). Its my last public show of 2007 so get them while you can! Hope to see you there. Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Find me in Cleveland this month toting my functional ceramic wares at

Bizarre Bazaar: Saturday, December 1st from noon-9 in the Sincere Building. Visit for more info.

Bela Dubby Arts Bazaar: Saturday, December 8th from 10-7. Located at 13321 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.

These are my last shows of 07. You can always find me on etsy...

Buy Handmade

Monday, November 12, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Contemporary Functional Ceramics

another show to see me at... the Bazaar Bizarre Dec 1st. More info coming soon.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

New work for sale at the following sites...
Holiday Shows and Galleries to find me and/or my work at...
Local Girl Gallery (see link in the sidebar)
Brecksville Heartfelt Holiday Nov 10-11, consignment area
Art House Holiday Show Nov 17.
For more frequent updates visit

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

i feel almost professional...

my new site will now be http:/// no more blogger for me. everything you need to know will be updated on that site including new work, where to find it and where to take my classes.

thanks to zen master mike.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ceramic Courses / Pottery Courses in Cleveland

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics
Tues nights, 7 wks. begins June 19

Beginning Ceramics
Mon nights, 6 wks. begins June 18

both classes run from 7-9pm at Art House located on Denison Ave in Cleveland. Please contact Annie Schorgal at 216.398.8556
or visit

hope to see you there!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Join Art House at the Southside in Tremont. Present the flyer above and 20% of your check is donated back to Art House. I recommend the portobella sandwich...
See you there!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


There will be another basic class beginning Tues Apr 10 as well.
Below is my summer teaching schedule...The Advanced course is also offered for one credit hour through Ashland University.

Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Date: 6 weeks, Mondays, June 18 – July 9 and July 23 - August 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This class is designed for those students with little-to-no experience working on the potter’s wheel. Emphasis will be placed on beginning wheel-throwing techniques including wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and finishing. Techniques for creating handles and surface decoration will also be explored. Class fee includes clay, tools, slab roller, wheels, glazes and firings of several pieces.

Member: $113 Non-Member: $125 MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 11

Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Date: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, June 19 – July 10 and July 24 - August 7
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced potters. Students will learn fundamental and advanced throwing techniques. The class will discuss form and how it affects the function of the vessel. Forms will be created throughout the class both on and off the wheel. It will focus on making unique shapes and forms on the wheel. Students will learn techniques to enhance their thrown forms both on and off the wheel.

Students seeking college credit will be expected to demonstrate knowledge in the terms and techniques covered throughout the class.
Students taking the course for graduate credit are required to complete the following assignment:
The final project will require students to throw 10 tea bowls, tumblers, or mugs based on the wheel thrown methods explored in class. Each tea bowl should represent a different shape or size. No two should be alike. Sketches should be kept to document ideas and forms. The final critique will include a discussion of which forms were successful and how these forms evolved on the wheel.

Member: $113 Non-Member: $125 MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 11

Annie Schorgl
Program/Volunteer Coordinator
Art House--Where Art Lives
3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109
P 216-398-8556

F 216-398-8335

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Have a mojito, support the arts!

Enjoy delicious dining and support ART HOUSE.

Attend the new EAT YOUR ART OUT dining series at area restaurants. Dine for lunch or dinner at Johnny Mango on Monday, March 19, 2007. Present the flyer at Johnny Mango and 20% of your check will benefit ART HOUSE.

For additional questions on EAT YOUR ART OUT or other Art House programs, please call 216-398-8556 ext.2 or visit

Johnny Mango
3120 Bridge Avenue
Ohio City

Contact Information email:
phone: 216-398-8556, ext. 2

Sunday, February 18, 2007


I have a lot of new work and I am running out of space. Check out my etsy site for studio clearance sales. If you are a Clevelander email me and let me know. I can adjust the listing so that you do not have to pay shipping.

Empty Bowls 2007

For those of you that know me, you know I love animals. Every year I donate pieces to the Geauga Humane Society/Rescue Village. On March 3, you can attend their annual Empty Bowls Event. Tickets cost $50 or $100. You get a handmade bowl of your choice, soup or chili, bread, and dessert...all you can eat. The food is kindly donated from area restaurants. Proceeds go directly to providing food, shelter, and medical care for the animals in the Rescue Village's care.

This year Robert Bateman (, a renowned wildlife artist, environmentalist, and naturalist has donated a bowl. You can bid on ebay from Sat, Feb 24 at 8 p.m. until Sat, Mar 3 at 8 p.m. The link is

For more info go to

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

FREE SHIPPING... my etsy store. But only through Feb. 28th. (my b-day). and for Clevelanders you can stop by the studio too. just drop me an email.
happy valentine's day.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

earthenware experiments...
i usually work with stoneware however i was given some earthenware glazes so i decided to play a bit. all of the work can be found on

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pottery courses at Art House:

Basic Ceramic Techniques – Teen and Adult Class Artist/Instructor: Gina DeSantis (me!)
6 weeks: Mondays, Jan. 29 – March 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. REGISTER BY JANUARY 22: $105 per student, most materials included$95 Individual Level Members and aboveClay tools if needed additional $10 for both members and non-members

Ceramics Open Studio – ALL AGES WELCOME!
6 weeks: Mondays, Jan. 29 – March 5 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.Cost: $12.00 per hour, includes use of wheels, firings and glazesClay an additional $12 for a 25 lb. Bag; NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics and Slip Techniques Adult Class and Professional Development WorkshopArtist/Instructor: Gina DeSantis
10 weeks: Tuesdays, Jan. 30-April 3 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. REGISTER BY JANUARY 22: $175 per student, some materials included; $158 for for Individual Level Members and aboveAdditional $177 to receive 1 credit from Ashland University
Clay tools if needed additional $10 for both members and non-members
To sign up for one of my courses contact Art House at
216.398.8556 or check out

a full list of the courses they offer is on the website as well.

Monday, January 08, 2007

incomplete things