Classes & Workshops

Gina DeSantis has been an educator for over thirteen years. She holds her MFA from Kent State University. Along with her talented instructors the studio offers up to four classes per work along with one-day workshops. The community studio at Gina DeSantis Ceramics is the largest clay centric learning space in Cleveland. It is furnished with twelve potter's wheels, one slab roller, four electric kilns and over 250 glaze and slip combinations. We fire to cone 6 and use stoneware clay although porcelain can be purchased for advanced students. Each student gets one shelf space to use during the class session.

Due the process of ceramics most of our classes are 6 weeks. This gives you the full experience of seeing your pieces from start to finish. Each piece you make will be fired twice before it is complete. Your class fees include this service! I recommend the Mon or Tues classes for our beginners. Wed and Thurs classes are also welcoming to beginners but include some intermediate topics as well. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions at  Click here to read about our refund policy.


Adult/Teen Classes & Independent Studio

We offer a variety of six week classes that cover hand building and wheel throwing topics. Each class meets 2.5 hours a week. For your class cost of $195 you get one bag of stoneware clay (25lbs), all of your glazes, firings and you can attend independent studio 3x for free during your class dates. You also get discounted indie studio packages throughout your class duration. 


We also offer independent studio times for students who no longer need instruction or who want extra time in the studio.

Fall hours Sept 5th-Dec 5th. Tues 6pm-10pm, Thurs 10am-2pm or Sat noon-4pm.

No indie studio will be held Sat, Sept 30th & Nov 25.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 



Kids' Classes

Join us the first Saturday of every month (except July & August) for a parent and child class. 

Our kids wheel throwing will be back this summer. Students ages 13 and up can also try one of our teen/adult classes in the evenings. 


Click here to learn more about our class options for your children. 


We offer a variety of workshops. We have something to fit every schedule. They range from one day to four weeks. 

This June visiting artist Brittany Jackson will be teaching two workshop at the studio! Mocha Diffusion & Sodium Silicate are two exciting ways to take your surface treatments to the next level.  


Click here to learn more about our workshops


If our workshops don't fit your schedule then book a party at our studio. We can accommodate groups of 6-12 students. Click here to get started.

See what my students have to say about the classroom! 

I have been taking classes for over five years.I enjoy my classes with Gina to expand my creativity in ceramics along with a great environment and interesting people. I learn new techniques from Gina as well as my fellow students and special classes with well known potters. Come join us.
— Linda McDonough (Linda has taken classes at my studio since I opened and is now an instructor!)
Gina has created a wonderful classroom & community space for creativity and fun to flourish - even if you’ve never touched clay! It is a great place to jump in - at whatever level - and try your hand at a project, whether easy or elaborate. Warning: you might just get hooked!
— Wendy Mainardi (Student of over one year)
Gina’s studio is an oasis in the midst of a busy work day / week! It’s so restful and refreshing to step into the studio and get lost in the delight of learning to create functional and beautiful pottery.
— Pam Reed (Student of over two years)