Tuesday, October 28, 2008

yeah. i'm in a very cleveland chilly treasury. thanks valerie!
its very appropriate given the weather outside. my studio was so cold. i trimmed at lightning speed. almost 40 pieces in 1.5 hours. record time. although it could have also been the hunger and prospect of a drink with my good neighbor emma. like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey. i always like a good night out for food with friends.

Monday, October 27, 2008

New ornaments. Here are the black Christmas trees. They were much fun to make. But I'm glad I only have to make them once a year. The carving can be fun but tedious. I am starting to list them on my etsy site but you can always email me if you would like to purchase some. Have a good night. Off to teach a new group of beginning students. Half new, half returning. It will be fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Coolest Website Ever!!!

I have a problem. I have two glazes that I adore as do my loyal customers but no way to mix more. I can't afford a scale or all the supplies and set up to mix them. Not to mention no space for this equipment. This place will mix your glaze right up for you! And you can get other glazes from other potters but your recipe is never revealed. How frickin' cool is that????

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

i am fancy.

i am in two treasuries. yeah me. thanks for including my work! the aqua bowl made it on the front page.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

no exciting updates...
i just wanted to say thank you to all that attended the open studio on friday night. we had a great time. i hope to begin hosting 2 open studios a year. also thank you to all of the artists in the building who helped me out!
in the meantime i need to get clay and make some new pieces. i think my work might be spread thin this holiday season. i have 4 shows in nov and dec and 2 new galleries representing my work as well as a gift shop. thank you to all for your continued support.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tonight is the night! Artist Open Studio

October 17th from 6-9pm
Lake Erie Building (Lake Erie Screw Factory)
13000 Athens Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Any questions call 440.785.5409. I will not be near email much today. I have to set up. I hope you can join us this evening! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I've been tagged by the lovely Valerie Tyler.

Le Rules:
Link to your tagger and list the rules
List 7 random facts about yourself
Tag 7 people
If you’re tagged, play along and pass it on!
7 random things:
1. I can light a gas kiln but I have no idea how to light the pilot light on my gas heater.
2. I am an only child. People find this fascinating. I find it peaceful.
3. My first major was graphic design which is what I am going to back to school for in the winter.
4. I am trying to kick my caffeine habit for health reasons. Its not going well. NOt GoiNG wEll at ALL.
5. I am Italian but only eat cheese on pizza. Or cheetos. My family must think I'm Canadian.
6. In high school I swore off clay because my clay flower project broke. A prime example that I spend my free time eating my words. At least I'm consistent.
7. I am obsessed with guacamole. I can't quite say when it started but Momocho has not helped the addiction. But it is much more healthy than my caffeine addiction.

Okay so I need to tag 7 people so you're it:
Mike Zellers
Bridget Ginley
Arabella Proffer
Shannon Okey
Ruth Sholtis-Furyes
Allyson Meier
Neighbor Emma!


art in use.

Monday, October 13, 2008

SALE THROUGH OCTOBER 25TH! Buy 2 items get the 3rd item free (of equal or lesser value). Convo me before purchase to receive discount. Shipping charges still apply to the free item.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

oldies but goodies
i am using the open studio at the lake erie building (lake erie screw factory) as a way to clean out my studio. i am having a seconds sale. seconds include older work that no longer reflects my current direction, experiments or pieces with minor flaws. most represent old work and experiments from grad school. i have about 4 boxes of seconds i am bringing to the studio this week. i have more at home still! help me clean out my studio and my inventory. i have work from $2-40 on sale and then my new, regular priced items of course! its a great way to get some nice christmas presents early in the season. i will also have lots of christmas ornaments!
see you friday 6-9 pm at 13000 athens ave!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

i have decided to relax a bit. i may not have as much new work for my open studio glazed but i have two new galleries showing my work starting in november and my ornaments will be done next week. i am in a good spot. on that note i decided that i would make soup from the left over veggies i had from my first pot of soup this week. so here is the first recipe. i will post the other soon. i like to make bowls but i also like to make yummy food to put in them. cold weather is soup season. its one of the only things i like about the cold.
italian sausage soup (basically like wedding soup with sausage instead of meatballs and some tomatoes thrown in for richness.) p.s. i hate to bake because it requires measurement so my recipe lacks specifics. just wing it. its more fun that way.
1 lrg can chicken broth
1 small can vegetable broth
carrots, celery, onion.
1 can diced tomatoes
ground sweet italian sausage
fresh garlic
oregano, black pepper, basil and a dash of dill and thyme
olive oil
orzo pasta
brown sausage then toss in onions, garlic then toss in olive oil.
after 2 minutes add celery and carrots.
wait another 2 minutes and add broth, tomatoes and everything else but pasta.
cook for about and hour.
boil pasta then drain and add to yummy soup.
bring to neighbor to share.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

up and down and back around again.

show calendar for 2008 ***updated
Friday, Oct 17th Lake Erie Building Open Studio. Come down to 13000 Athens Ave in Lakewood and see my studio as well as my talented neighbors.
Nov 8&9 (Sat and Sun) Brecksville Heartfelt Holiday
Saturday, Nov 15th Art House Holiday Sale
Nov 21&22 (Fri and Sat) MOCA Artscape Holiday Sale
Dec 13&14 (Sat and Sun) Bizarre Bazaar at the studios at w. 78th (aka the old 1300 gallery spot). same building. different location in le building.
i will be teaching classes this winter from my studio. i will be offering workshops in hand building clay and precious metal clay. please email me at artzy_grl@yahoo.com and i can add you to my class mailing list.
i have another class beginning at art house on oct 27th and there is still space. this is a beginning wheel throwing class.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

i am very excited to have another wholesale order under my belt. i am even more excited that it is a local business. its nice to have this area support its artists effectively. i hope you enjoy the ornaments. they have been a nice retreat to make.
i still have this open studio thingy coming up. i'm excited. but i have more to do. it won't all be done but nevertheless i'm excited to share my space with the community. please join us at the lakewood screw factory aka the lake erie building at 13000 athens ave, lakewood oh. check out the main site for more info http://www.ginadesantisceramics.com/
this shindig happens fri, oct 17th from 6-9.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I was included in this lovely treasury on etsy. The curator has a very cool shop as well.

2 new (maybe 3 new) places to find my stuff in november! all in a day's work. i will let you know when exactly and where final plans are all hammered out. it was a nice day out on the town with ruth. we have paused and will continue with a night out on the town as well. its nice to see some positive energy coming back to me as most of this week was spent having it sucked away. i have an order to fill so i need to get that together as well as complete cleaning of my studio for the open house. its only 2 weeks away. time flies. i have the first round of ornaments firing. they should be really great when they are done.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Flickr: Your Photostream

two posts in one day. go check out my Flickr: Your Photostream
Tablewares by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, c.1955
Porcelain with manganese slip and sgraffito decoration
after a rather frustrating day off i am trying to rearrange things in my head. things are changing quickly around me and i am trying to adapt. i am bad with change. i am centered in routine. above is an image of my favorite potter's work. i love lucie rie. i needed to be reminded of why i do what i do. off to go teach the kids. they remind me to not be so hard on myself. i like that.
p.s. if anyone out there has pottery wheels they want to get rid of drop me an email.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I can be found for the remainder of 2008 on IndieShopping.com's Fall Spotlight. Just click on the link above or visit the homepage and click on fall spotlight. They send out a great newsletter too. You should sign up. They highlight great indie artists without loading your mailbox with ridiculous amounts of spam.