Ceramic Artist and instructor, Andrea Serafino, has been teaching and showing her work in the Cleveland area for over 25 years. Very knowledgeable in the ceramic arts, she is known as “the” person with whom to study ceramics in the Cleveland area. She freely shares her techniques for wheel throwing, hand-building and clay sculpture with her students.
Andrea attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in ceramics and has a minor degree in sculpture. She has been an active member of the art community in Cleveland, and was a founding member of the Artcraft Studios in downtown Cleveland. She served as a board member for Spaces Gallery from 1983 to 1990 and was a founding member of East/West Alternative Gallery from 1990 to 1998, later becoming the director from 1995 to 1998. Andrea is currently the director of the Beachwood Ceramic Guild, offering studio space to area ceramic artists in a co-operative setting.
Andrea and several of her friends, including Catherine Butler, Deirdre Daw, Paula Dubaniewicz, Sam Hubish, Julie Edberg, and Andy Yoder organized, installed and performed “Eat at Arts;” Spaces Gallery’s first benefit, in 1983.
Andrea currently teaches ceramics for the Orange Art Center, the Beachwood Ceramics Guild and BAYarts. Past teaching affiliations include Lakeland Community College, 1995 – 2012, The Cleveland Museum of Arts’ Children’s program, 1986-2004, TriC Senior Adults Art Program, 1995 – 2005, CHABAM Educational Play Center, and Clayworks at Coventry Library.