Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ceramics Classes in Cleveland This Fall!!!!

I have 4 classes at Art House this fall. The info is below. Its not on the Art House site yet. Contact 216.398.8556 to sign up or visit Please note all classes run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fees include all of your glazes, firings and 1 25lb bag of clay!

Beginning Ceramics
6 Mondays- Sept 15-Oct 20th or Oct 27-Dec 1st.
$148 non-member. $133 member.
Learn basic wheel throwing techniques including wedging, centering, pulling, trimming and finishing. Explore handle making and surface decoration.

Advanced Ceramics
10 Tuesdays Sept 16-Nov 18th
Non-member $189. Member $170.
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced potters. We will explore advanced wheel throwing and decorative techniques through surface design and glazing. Students can also explore hand building methods.
***This class is also offered for one graduate credit hour through Ashland University. Ideal for art teachers!

Ceramic Lamp Making Workshop
4 Thursdays Oct 30-Nov 20th
The first 2 evenings will consist of hand building a stoneware lamp. On the 3rd class we will glaze. We will assemble the lamps on the 4th class.
This is a great class to learn basic ceramic hand building skills or to build upon existing skills. Perfect time of year to make a gift as well!

I hope to see you at one of my classes. I hope to start teaching PMC courses soon too. As always I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

in the studio at night.

cooler weather means a much better studio temperature. i just finished some larger pieces for upcoming shows and i have some new tray with dip bowl sets. i have not made trays in quite some time. after my thesis i was tray-ed out. i made so many i didn't go back to them until what is now 2 yrs later. they are stamped with textile stamps coupled with thrown bowls. hopefully i get them done soon for upcoming shows both local and out of lovely ohio.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

a few things...
an open studio date has been set. mark your calendars for friday, october 17th. more details soon. it appears my studio neighbors want to welcome you as well so once everything is in order i will post info on this site and

i still have a promotion until the end of august on etsy. its odd that no one ever takes advantage to these things. if you buy one item you get the 2nd for $5!!! shipping still applies and of course the second item must be of equal or lesser value. if you live in the cleveland area and want to pick up anything you see online at my studio or one of my shows drop me a line. i can waive the shipping costs for you!

lastly i have 2 shows to announce for the fall and winter. i will be at the tremont art festival (w/mike zellers, ruth sholtis-furyes, and ann mcneill) and in sept and brecksville heartfelt holiday (w/ruth and ann) in nov. again i will post more details asap.

have a great week!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

new cleveland art magazine

pink eye magazine is now out. it is created by leigh ring (a former ceramics student!) and ian p.e. their website has more info as well. its nice to have a full color mag covering cleveland's art scene...for free!

leigh has a graphic design co. visit her site at for more info.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Purchase any item on etsy, get the 2nd item for $5.
Please note 2nd item must be of equal or lesser value and shipping charges still apply.
Convo or email me before purchase so that I can reserve and adjust the price accordingly.
Good through Aug. 31st.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

some images from chicago. we went to the art institute. i had time to check out the permanent collection in great detail. i loved this decanter set. amazing. i should also mention i love renaissance, northern european and impressionist painting. i often felt out of place at grad school because i did not know hip and trendy current painters nor was i obsessed with modern art. i am attracted to good design and skill. sorry hipster art students.

look its becca and i reflected in the bean. soon after we hopped on a trolley to navy pier then went to an italian restaurant that just opened (that i can't remember the name of). but when i do i will post it. delicious. ate my weight in foccacia bread. clearly.
we also stumbled across the gold coast art festival. great show...not a lot of potters...not sure why. i am the proud owner of 2 new snappy necklaces. yeah art.

Monday, August 11, 2008

i am hoping to begin classes and some artsy crafty diy parties in my studio very soon. please email me at with "art class" in the title so you don't end up in spam! i will send out an email when i am all organized.

these classes will be in addition to my courses i teach at art house ( they begin mid sept and include beginning wheel throwing on monday nights and intermediate/advanced wheel throwing on tues nights. both classes run from 6:30-8:30. in addition the advanced class is offered for one-credit hour at ashland university. its perfect for art teachers looking to expand studio skills.

p.s. i'm still planning that open studio. promise!