Saturday, May 31, 2008
My summer ceramics classes at Art House still have some space. I am offering two new workshops as well. Contact Becky at 216.398.8556 ext. 2 to sign up.
6 Weeks Mondays, June 9th - July 14th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Price for Member: $133 Price for Non-member: $148 Registration Deadline: June 2nd
Learn wheel-throwing techniques including wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and finishing. Explore handle making and surface decoration. Tools can be purchased at Pat Catan’s Craft Center for about $10 dollars. *Class fee includes clay, slab roller, wheels, glazes and firings of several pieces.*
8 Weeks Tuesdays, June 10th - July 29th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Price for Member: $170 Price for Non-member: $189 Registration Deadline: June 7th
Investigate the functional form’s evolution throughout ceramic art history. Designed for intermediate to advanced
potters. Experiment with shaping, decorating and altering simple and functional forms. The class will explore both slab
work and wheel throwing techniques.
*Class fee includes clay, slab roller, wheels, glazes and firings of several pieces*
**Students who wish to obtain one graduate credit hour through Ashland University are required to create no less than
10 pieces, each exploring different shapes and decorative techniques, provide a 1-3 paragraph artist statement that will
be presented during the final critique of the assignment, and keep a sketchbook of thoughts and ideas leading to their
Plaster Stamp Making for Clay
1 Class Thursday, June 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Price for Member: $23 Price for Non-member: $26 Registration Deadline: June 12th
Create a variety of stamps using clay pinch pots and plaster. Use stamps for surface decoration on any hand-built or wheel-thrown clay project. The stamps will be cast from natural and found objects. Students are encouraged to bring materials they wish to cast (i.e. rocks, flowers, leaves, commercial stamps, door handles, screen materials). Any object that will leave an impression can be used. Stamps will be ready to take home at the end of the class.
2 Classes Thursdays, July 10th & 17th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina DeSantis
Price for Member: $53 Price for Non-member: $58 Registration Deadline: July 3rd
Create stoneware pendants using stamps, linoleum block prints, and found objects. Students will carve, stamp and glaze pendants to use in jewelry creations. Fired pendants and beads will be used to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Students are encouraged to bring any materials they wish to enhance their clay pendants and necklaces including beads, findings and objects.