BAYarts features artist and instructor Andrea Serafino

One of Andrea Serafino's beautiful mugs, available at the BAYarts Holiday Shop.

This winter, BAYarts is highlighting local ceramic artist and teacher Andrea Serafino. The Cleveland Institute of Art graduate has been an adjunct professor at Lakeland Community Collage for eighteen years. At the Cleveland Museum of Art, she taught the young minds of the children’s program for sixteen years and was also on the board of trustees at SPACES Gallery. Serafino also took part in the East/West Alternative Gallery and was director for two years. 

Today, when she is not around the BAYarts campus, Andrea runs the Beachwood Ceramic Guild where she provides studio space and lessons. It is also where she produces her own artwork which includes a combination of wheel-thrown and hand-building techniques. She works with stoneware and porcelain to make decorative serving pieces and also some sculptural work. This January she has quite a line-up of classes at BAYarts:    


Functional Forms

Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 12, noon-2 p.m.

Create beautiful bowls and platters to use in the home. Learn the basics in hand-building, throwing and glazing as you are inspired not only by function, but design as well. This session will focus on decorating techniques. Cost: $210/members, $255/non-members.


Dragons & Princesses (ages 5-7)

Tuesdays , Jan. 22-March 12, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Learn basic hand-building techniques to create dragons, castles and a portrait of yourself as a prince or princess! Cost: $100/members; $115/non-members.

Handbuilding & Throwing (ages 9 and older)

Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 12, 4:30-6 p.m.

Learn the basics of hand-building and throwing to create beautiful bowls and pots. Learn different painting and glazing techniques to complete your work. Class size is limited! Cost: $150/members, $165/non-members.

BAYarts will also feature special children's self-portrait workshops on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, taught by BAYarts staff. Create a sculptural self-portrait using hand-building techniques and finish off your personalized piece with colorful under glazes. Cost: $20/members, $25/non-members.

For more information and to register for these classes, please visit and click on the “classes” tab. 

BAYarts is located at 28795 Lake Rd. in Bay Village.

Julie Cikra

Education Assistant at BAYarts, non-profit art education and exhibition center in Bay Village

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:44 AM, 12.11.2012