Wednesday, July 22, 2009

new coasters. new colors. off to chicago for the randolph street market. hope to see you there sat and sun! i'll be in the indoor indie artist area.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ceramics Workshop!

Hand building Workshop: Form and Surface

I will be hosting a ceramics workshop at my studio will focus on creating hand built clay vessels (both functional and sculptural). We will also integrate texture and pattern to create one of a kind pieces. Topics will include carving, sprigging, stamping, inlaying, stencils, and sgraffito. This class is designed for all levels of ceramics artists from beginners to more seasoned students.

Dates: Tues evenings 7-9pm, Aug 4th-25th (4 weeks)
Fee: $105 (The class fee includes one 25lb bag of clay, all glazes and firings.)
Payment is due one week before session begins.

Location: Lake Erie Building at the Templar Industrial Park
13000 Athens Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

Contact Gina DeSantis at for more information and to register.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


looks like i will see you next week at open air in market square. they cancelled today due the thunderstorms. of course now its sunny and nice out. anyways...visit bridget and i next sat, july 18th. my seconds sale will go on as planned. nothing over $15!

in the meantime enjoy some new art. some of these are making the trip with me to chicago.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Seconds Sale at Open Air in Market Square

I will be at Open Air in Market Square this Saturday, July 11th from 10-4pm. Joined by the lovely and hilarious Bridget Ginley, we will be selling all kinds of goodies including ceramics, cards and prints. Open Air is located on W. 25th in Cleveland...across from the Westside Market.

Why attend? Well because the Ingenuity Festival downtown won't have awesome art from locals at low prices. Not to mention there is no admission charge for Open Air. Great live music. And of course its right by Great Lakes Brewing Co., The Market Avenue Wine Bar, and Bar Cento.

So what is a seconds sale? Seconds are pieces that don't represent my current line of work. The pieces are either from older collections, experiments or pieces with minor flaws that annoy the artists. i.e. these little cracks that form on the bottom of my pots due to the amazing Cleveland humidity. I don't feel right selling work at my normal prices that isn't perfect. Perhaps I'm a touch OCD. But basically little hairline cracks like this don't affect the use of the piece at all. So you get a $25 for about $10-15 instead. Good deal, right?!

All of my pieces will be marked at $15 or less!!! But please note I will not have any new work with me. If there is something you want email me directly at so I can be sure to bring it with me. And you can always stop by my studio. Again, email me to set an appointment.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Please join me for the summer session of course I teach for Art House. My next class begins the end of July. My current class is full.

Clay on the Wheel with Gina DeSantis
Mondays, July 27-August 24, 2009
6:30 - 8:30
$125, materials included

Throw bowls and cups on the wheel. If you are more advanced, work on plates, teapots, and large bowls. Classes are small so this course is tailored for each individual. Enhance those thrown shapes with hand-built handles, spouts, and decoration. All clays and glazes are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe!