Monday, June 30, 2008

fun, inexpensive new workshop being taught by me! at art house next week. sign up soon. this is the first time i have taught this class. i am really looking forward to it. hope to see you there!

contact becky at 216.398.8556 ext. 2 to sign up.

Ceramic Jewelry
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.

Etsy :: Treasury List

Etsy :: Treasury List

what i find strange about etsy is that no one buys when i have promos. or if they do its hard to know they exist...well here is the latest one...
Free shipping on all mugs (or anything in my cups section on etsy. convo me and i can adjust it for you before purchase). This offer is good through July 4th.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Etsy Love.

One of the many great things about etsy is that you get to meet amazing artists and cool new people. In this instance I will mention Susan who has an etsy shop Its full of very cool beach glass and stone jewelry. You should visit it. She also is kind and puts me in her treasuries. We have a mutual love my wacky purple glaze. Check it out at

Monday, June 23, 2008

Check out a nice write up of my work at

And thank you to everyone who stopped by the Clifton Arts Festival this past Saturday and all the customers who helped save tents and artwork from the storm!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Cleaning

I am getting rid of some jewelry in the form of wholesale pricing. I am no longer carrying this line and I am making room in my inventory for new work. These are great sellers - especially in the summer for giftshops and boutiques. They normally retail for $15 each. The pendants are white stoneware ceramic. The backs of the pendants are left unglazed. They are stamped with various patterns and measure 1-2 inches long by .5-1.5 inches wide. They are strung on a rubber cord and finished with sterling silver findings.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

I think that you should attend the Clifton Arts and Musicfest this Saturday. That would be June 21st from 10-6. Come visit be and Bridget Ginley. Bring us mochas and invite your friends. You know, the ones who love to buy pottery and prints. It will be fun. I have new things to share with you. Hope to see you there.

New things on etsy too. (things you won't see at my shows this summer.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Plaster Stamp Making for Clay Projects

One evening workshop. Thursday, June 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina DeSantis

Member: $23 Price for Non-member: $26 Registration Deadline: June 12th

****there is still space if you would like to sign up. Call Becky ASAP at 216.398.8556 ext. 2.

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.

This is a great opportunity for teachers, students and ceramics artist to expand their knowledge and decorative techniques. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Unfortunately, I will not be there but I have two pieces in the show. Have a good weekend.


Wooltex Gallery at Tower Press

1900 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Date: June 13 ~ July 5, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 2008 (5:30-8:30pm.)

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm


Pamela Dodds - Mike Zellers - Bridget Ginley - Ed Parker - Mallorie Freeman - Gina DiSantis - Rob Romeo - Debra Rosen - Todd Pownell - Liz Maughans - Tim Bannock - Anne Kibbe - Michael Greenwald - Charmain Spencer - Pete McDonald - Abby Maier - Keith Berr - Linda Barbaric - Cindy Parrish - Phoebe Nelson - Barbara Breen - Stephanie Milner - William Gould

Monday, June 09, 2008

i have to admit...sometimes i unbox older work and i cringe. but i recently got this piece back from a gallery and i had forgotten all about it. i think i must create some more noodle dishes with this square shape in the near future. its on etsy right now. so stop by and buy it.

my beginning ceramics class begins tonight at art house. its smaller than normal. summer in ohio has that. not many people want to be cooped up when cleveland is actually more and may produce the sun. i am looking forward to it. you can still sign up for 2 workshops this summer. check out

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The seconds sale has begun. Oldies but goodies are being listed on my etsy site ( Most of these pieces have no flaws...they simply do not represent my current style of work. A few have some flaws which will be clearly noted in the description.
It has taken a while to get organized. My spare bedroom had been a glorified walk-in closet for quite sometime. It was covered in pottery, bubblewrap, and boxes. Hopefully the organization sticks.

Monday, June 02, 2008

planning a sale...

i spent the past 2 hours cleaning out my second bedroom which for sometime has acted as more of a very large walk-in closet. there is a lot of pottery in there and packing materials for shipping. not to mention my backdrop for shooting work, lots of boxes and a few shelves. i'm anticipating the arrival of some new shelves i ordered. the idea is to get organized and photograph everything for etsy. i was hoping to unload it on a studio sale but i'm not sure if my space is having one or not this summer. and sadly shows so far this season have not been well attended. i hope to list everything at $5, $10, and $15 (plus shipping of course). i need to get control of my inventory and start showing more cohesive groupings of sets.

in other news i need porcelain.