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Gina DeSantis Ceramics houses both her personal studio and a community classroom. 

The classroom has become Cleveland's largest clay centric learning space. Over 600 students walk through the doors each year. The studio also hosts workshops featuring nationally known clay artists. 

Gina's work has been featured in Uncommon Goods, Midwest Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Cleveland Magazine and WestShore Living. 

Her artwork can also be found at multiple restaurants including Cork Tree Tavern and Ushabu. 



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Visiting Artist: Meredith Host

$120.00. Only 7 spaces remain! Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. 10am-4pm. This workshop will include both a demonstration from Meredith Host and a hands on portion where students can try her techniques.  Lunch break from noon-1pm. Slide presentation 1pm-130pm. 

This workshop will explore surface decorating processes at the leatherhard stage, using simple forms and building layers of visual information. Pre-bisque, we’ll experiment with surface design using underglaze, paper stenciling, screen-printing, and tissue transfers.  You’ll expand your visual vocabulary and learn how to create dynamic, complex surfaces. These methods are applicable to all types of clays and firing temperatures.  

For the hands on portion (because we're working on leatherhard items and not freshly made items), participants should bring 3-4 leatherhard pieces. These pieces really need to be leather hard (after trimming dryness), too dry & too wet will be difficult to work with. A flat surface like a tile or plate is ideal for learning this method.  ANY type of clay is welcome.As part of the workshop fee the studio will provide 6x6 stoneware tiles to students who do not have enough work to bring. The studio will provide a bisque firing of the work to all participants.