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I run Cleveland’s largest clay focused classroom space and I’m looking for a few more instructors to help make the studio even bigger and better. The studio offers classes for children, teens and adults both on and off the potter’s wheel. I have twelve wheels, one slab roller and three electric kilns.

I am seeking talented and professional artists who are looking to expand their knowledge of running a successful fine arts based business.

Studio assistants are required to help 12 hours a week. Tasks include but are not limited to running independent studio times, cleaning, mixing glazes and slips, loading kilns, shipping artwork, helping at shows and managing inventory of studio supplies and artwork.

This is an unpaid position. In return students get 24 hour access to the studio (You may work during classes and workshops. The schedule will be explained during interviews). The only thing studio assistants pay for is clay. You are free to use any glaze materials and mix your own. Kiln firings are also included. Throughout the years different assistants have come to work with me and required things such as help with a business plan, organizing a portfolio for residencies or getting their feet wet in the Cle show scene. I’m happy to help share whatever knowledge I can to get you the help you need too! This is a work trade arrangement and everyone should be learning throughout the process. In addition there are three studio shows in our building each year that you can participate in along with my once yearly Faculty and Student Show.



Short term assistantships last 3 months. It is a renewable position as well. Long term assistantships last one year and can be renewed for an additional year.

The next long term assistantship begins January 2018. Short term positions are on a rolling basis and applicants are always welcome to submit materials at any time!

Experience and requirements: Please submit a resume or CV with three professional references. I will be calling them! Also send along 5-10 images of your work and your availability. Email everything to ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com. 

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I have been holed up for six months making almost entirely new work. Why would you do this to yourself you may ask?! 

This summer I’m embarking on another wholesale show. This is my first one in five years and it has been busy ever since. I had been putting off another show due to time constraints and not really wanting to churn out the same work. Then I realized I just did not want to keep making those things. The wedding line is shelved while I hunt for production methods to be more hands off with it. The other dinnerware collections were lovely but stood alone. I sat down in January and starting to make the objects I wanted to make and the result are five new dinnerware collections and an expansion on the ever popular Luna Collection. They all work together or separate. Everything is mixable and matchable (is that word? autocorrect says yes!)

I’m finally at a place where I can share everything with all of you. My favorite is the interpretation of my work through other peoples eyes. For example the photo below. Leave it to talented stylists and photographers to give your work a context that is outside of your mindset. This is one of my favorite images from the last shoot and probably one of the simplest. Look for more shop updates shortly. Wholesale customers the catalog is ready for you to view. Simply email me at ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com. I just need your business name and tax ID. I’ll email you back with the password. 


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I’m excited to be participating in my first NYNow this August. It’s been a busy five years since my last wholesale show. I was lucky to start working with Uncommon Goods after doing the Buyers Market of American Craft. The classroom opened at the same time and its been a whirlwind ever since. 

I’ve been making new collections that I’m finally starting to add to my online store. I’ve also expanded certain collections like the Luna Collection. I can’t wait to share all the new work with you. 

For my wholesale customers my brand new catalog will be available online very soon! You can find me in tabletop at the show. I’m booth 3132. I look forward to meeting all of you. 

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Saturday, September 29th from 10am-4pm.*

Early bird pricing: $100

Registrations on or after September 1st: $125

Jazz up your claywork with decoration! Mudflat teacher and studio artist Arthur Halvorsen will present this one-day hands-on workshop focusing on a variety of surface decoration techniques. Demonstrations will include sprigs, stamps, paper stencils, newsprint transfer, sgraffito, and paper resist. Students will have opportunities to try these techniques on clay tiles or your own forms. Find new ways to make your work stand out.

Bio:
Arthur Halvorsen is a graduate of Maine College of Art where he received his BFA in ceramics. Arthur’s work uses bright colors, textures and patterns on earthenware, drawing from pop art, coloring books and tattoos as source material. Arthur is a Mudflat studio artist, and he teaches classes and workshops at both Mudflat and Harvard Ceramics and and other venues nationally. His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Follow Arthur on Instagram @arthurhalvorsen. Click here to visit Arthur’s site.

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I run Cleveland’s largest clay focused classroom space and I’m looking for a few more instructors to help make the studio even bigger and better. The studio offers classes for children, teens and adults both on and off the potter’s wheel. I have twelve wheels, one slab roller and three electric kilns.

I am seeking talented and professional artists who are looking to teach ceramics classes. My business is also my name so I want people who are enthusiastic, considerate, motivated and willing to push students to a new level of creating artwork. Opportunities are available for day,  evening and weekend courses or workshops. 

Experience and requirements: Please submit a resume or CV with three professional references. I will be calling them! Also send along 5-10 images of your work, your teaching specialty, availability and if you have it some example class descriptions. Also list your teaching experience. Email everything to ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com. 

All teaching positions are contract based. You will be expected to fill out a W9. Each class or workshop will need a minimum number of students to run. Hourly rate is based on experience and is competitive. I look forward to hearing from you!

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I am now taking applications for short term studio assistants. I currently have two assistants who are long term and have committed to a year at the studio learning the ins and outs of running a successful ceramics studio and business. Long term assistant applications will not open until fall of 2018 for the 2019 calendar year. 

Three terms are currently available and I will take one part time assistant for each session:       Summer: June 1-August 31, Fall: Sept 1-Nov 30 & Nov 1-Jan 31. 

Interested parties can email me at ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com. Please send your resume or CV, a brief explanation of why you want to work at my studio and what you hope to learn and of course a few images of current work. I also require three references. 

Assistantship Duties & Obligations:

1. This is an unpaid position. Assistants will work a total of twelve hours a week in return for 24/7 access to use the classroom to work on a new body of work or build on an existing idea. Ideally these shifts should fall during open studio hours (Tues 6-10pm, Thurs 10am-2pm, Sat noon-4pm). This is negotiable. The studio will cover all of your firing costs and you may use any existing materials for decorating. 50lbs of clay will be provided. Additional clay is available at cost. You will get two shelf spots to store work. You will also be able to participate in our annual staff and student sale in November. 

2. Assistants are expected to be respectful of the space, students and instructors. There may be classes going on when you want to work so you must be flexible with your time and the amount of space needed. You will have a key to the studio and I reserve the right to cancel your assistantship if you do not treat the space with respect. 

3. Duties include but are not limited to cleaning, mopping, pugging clay, mixing glazes and other materials, helping students during independent studio, helping instructors, handling sales of clay and artwork when I’m not around, shipping artwork, prepping and painting mugs for the Uncommon Goods catalog.

4. Production help is also important. I would love a candidate that can trim and finish pots and help me glaze orders.  

5. Applicants should have an art degree or be working towards one. Assistantships are an important relationship between artists. You are here to learn from me not just work! You will be helping me grow and I want to do the same for you. If there is something specific you want to focus on please let me know in your email. 

6. Why should you apply? I work with major retailers around the county in addition to running a successful classroom. This year I’m also embarking on more wholesale shows. There is a lot to do at the studio and even more to learn. Ideally an assistant should be able to walk out after their three month term with new skills and a small body of work. 

7. Short term assistantships are available for renewal. This will be based on your willingness to learn and your fulfillment of studio responsibilities. 

8. I want someone who treats this seriously. I am looking for a hard worker and someone who can work solo but also work in a team setting with the distractions of the studio. 

9. This assistantship does not include any sort of housing. My studio is located close to the RTA station if you need public transportation. 

Applications for the summer assistantship close on April 15th. Applications for the fall assistantships close on July 15. 

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Thank you for shopping small this holiday season. The studio is closed this weekend so that I can catch up on orders and my assistants and instructors can spend time with family and friends. But I do have an online sale! As a thank you to my customers starting Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday at midnight I have a few online sales. Take 20% off all artwork (only exclusions are already marked down items and fundraiser items). Take 10% off all workshops. No coupon code is needed. All discounts apply automatically. Click here to get started. 


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This fall the studio kicked off a new visiting artist workshop program with Didem Mert of Cincinnati, Ohio. Didem spent the day sharing her methods for hand building pots using bisque molds and pinched slabs. She also explained her decorative process which includes multiple steps and uses glaze, under glaze, stains and terra sigillata. Below are photos of her demos, finished pieces for sale and my dog Fey welcoming her at dinner. 

I am looking forward to bringing new artists into the studio. Please contact ginadesantisceramics@gmail.com if you are an artist interested in teaching a one or two day workshop. In 2018 I look forward to welcoming Meredith Host to the studio. 

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I’m hosting a one day sale at my studio on Saturday, October 14th from noon-4pm. I have been working out new ideas all year and I’m ready to clear out the work that is not moving forward. I also have some left over samples from my restaurant clients that need a home. Then there are the strays. The one pot left over from collections here and there. Find out more on the Facebook event page. 


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This fall marks my first time participating in Renegade Handmade Chicago! I’m very excited to visit the city, meet new customers and I get to stay with my cousins. The problem with doing shows is you always question what to bring. You inevitably always have something in your studio you should have brought with you! I’m of course bringing lots of little cute air planters, bridal gift goodies, shiny vases and of course tableware items. This is your chance Chicagoans…let me know what items you are hoping to shop at my booth and I’ll do my best to bring them along with me. In the meantime back to work work work work work I go. 


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