Monday, June 29, 2009

i have 3 spots left in my hand building ceramics class that starts tomorrow at the lake erie building at the templar industrial park. (lakewood, oh). visit for all of the info. i hope you can join us!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

i am very excited to be participating in the randolph street market on july 25 and 26. i have never done an out of state show so this will be interesting. the organizers seem amazing and have been putting up with me asking all kinds of questions. i have heard nothing but good things about this show so i can't wait to set up shop then do some shopping of my own.

in the meantime i am spending july making a couple of new things but mostly taking pictures of work before i haul it to chicago. i do a good job of keeping my website info up to date but i haven't updated the pics in a very long time. i can't wait to get some new stuff up there.

i also need to clean house on the etsy site. time for an overhaul. i should also mention on july 11th i will be with bridget ginley at open air in market square. but please note i will not have any new work. i am getting rid of old stuff with a seconds sale! nothing over $15. how can you not like that. i just moved and i need the space. so off it goes.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I have work at Heritage Studio and Gallery in Canal Fulton. Check out my work on their blog and be sure to stop by their space.They are located at 2381 Locust Street, Unit 3 in Canal Fulton, OH 44614.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Its almost time for my hand building class to begin. Visit my site for the info and to sign up. I have a few spots left.

I survived Clifton this year. No tents falling on my table. Thanks to everyone who came out. Have a good weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2009

tomorrow (sat, june 20th) i will be at the clifton arts and musicfest with plenty of new work and my wareables line (jewelry, made of clay and other stuff). rain or shine i hope to see you there.

visit my site and click on events for more info.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We had a fun time at Open Air in Market Square this past Saturday. I was hanging out with Elizabeth Emery of Art House. We were there to promote Art of my favorite places in Cleveland! Check out their summer schedule and sign up for a class today!

Speaking of classes I have a few spots left in my hand building class at my studio at the Lake Erie Screw Factory. Visit my site for more info!

See you at the Clifton Arts and Musicfest this Saturday, June 20th. I will have a lot of new work to share with everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Art House
Wheel Throwing
by Gina DeSantis
at Ohio City's Open Air in Market Square

June 13, 2009
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Market Square Park at the corner of W. 25th and Lorain Avenue.

With Demos by Gina DeSantis (moi)
I will be making bowls, mugs, and other functional items out of clay
right in the middle of the bustling Ohio City Open Air Market.

Ohio City's Open Air in Market Square, Cleveland's only urban outdoor market, features an eclectic variety of vendors as well as weekly live music and performers.
Market Square Park is located at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue, just across the street from the West Side Market.

For more info visit
or call Elizabeth Emery at 216.398.8556

Monday, June 08, 2009

I will be starting to post about some of the Etsy and Art Fire artists that I like. There are so many and its hard enough to get some good pr on the internet with the over saturation of artwork.

Today I want to share luckalilly's shop. There is gorgeous, colorful pottery with a mod feel to it. As you can probably guess I love the black and aqua combo. Not to mention the meticulous handling of decoration. I do not have that kind of attention span. So stop by and check out the shop! And of course the blog as well
Below is one of my favorite bowls in the shop

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My aqua mug is included in this beautiful treasury today. Click on the photo to go to the page. Thank you to fundamentalfindings for putting together this stunning treasury full of aquas and blues.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

more wareables! i'm trying to keep up with my etsy site, twitter, facebook and blog all for the sake of marketing. its exhausting. plus with switching jobs (did i mention i have a snappy fancy new art job in cleveland no less!) and getting a freelance gig writing for handmade news i'm a bit overwhelmed. i don't see any days off for the month of june. and with the cold weather its adding to my frustration. i just get more done when its warm. there is motivation to leave my house when i can just do so in flip flops and muddied studio clothes. oh well.

did i mention my one weekend only sale on etsy?! buy one mug, get one half off. no one ever takes advantage of these things. don't know why? but go get one, actually 2 now!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Please go check out my first article for Handmade News. I am writing for the "Crafty Kids" section. Stop by and read it here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

One of my wareables has made it into a treasury with some other awesome clevelanders from Cleveland Handmade (search word clevelandteam on etsy). Thanks SimpleAdorning!

I have been busy busy busy with art. I have two shows this month. I will be at Open Air in Market Square June 13th then the following Sat, June 20th at the Clifton Arts and Musicfest. I'm trying to list new things on Etsy to freshen it up and Art Fire as well. I'm starting to write a column through Handmade Nation on Art Fire so please check it out starting soon in the Crafty Kids section. Off to list more things. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Hand building Ceramic Classes at the Lake Erie Screw Factory

13000 Athens Ave
Lakewood, OH 44017

5 weeks: Tuesday evenings, June 30th - July 28th from 7-9 pm

Cost: $130, includes 1 25lb bag of clay, glazes and firings.

Payment is due one week prior to class. No refunds after June 25th. You must sign up for 5 week session. No drop-ins.

This class will focus on basic and intermediate hand building techniques. All levels are welcome. Students will learn the fundamentals of coil and slab construction. Working with stoneware clay, we will learn how to create sculptural or functional objects. A variety of decorative techniques will be covered as well.

Please contact to register!