Gina Mars has been an instructor for almost two decades at the Art League of LI.While pursuing a History education degree, Gina took a ceramics class and found her passion. She was offered a full scholarship for undergraduate as well as graduate work in Art Education and ceramics.She also teaches High school art part time and also at Stonybrook University.
Gina is well known for her prolific raku vessels and stoneware vessels. Her work has been featured in many publications including 500 Raku vessels from Lark Publications and has also been featured on Channel 21 NY 2006. Her work is sold all over the US as well as Australia and the middle east.
Gina teaches students from 5 to 95. hildren learn in a cooperative environment at their own pace. Students who attend classes for a number of years and decide to pursue an Art career create a ceramics portfolio with Gina. Often this leads to a better chance of getting in to there college of choice. Adult students discuss their overall goals and create a course of study.
Whether it be working primarily on the potters wheel or hand building, Gina enjoys the challenges that come with working in clay. There is no greater satisfaction that watching students achieve their goals. Weather it be a crackle raku piece, a beautiful wheel piece or a slab built sculpture, thats what makes teaching worth it.