Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Juried by Leigh Taylor Mickelson 

WHEN:  April 19- May 31, 2014. With an opening reception on Saturday, April 19, from 6 to 8 PM.
5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to announce its next exhibition, In Full Bloom, just in time for spring is a ceramics exhibition featuring sculptural and functional works that explore botanical themes. For your viewing pleasure, this exhibition will showcase ceramic works that display or contain flowers, sculptural interpretations of seeds and plants, or installations of abstracted flora.

The juror, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, is Executive Director at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY but was formerly Exhibitions Director at Baltimore Clayworks. Clayworks could not be more excited that Mickelson is returning to Baltimore Clayworks as a juror for this exhibition. 

Featuring over 40 artists from across the country, In Full Bloom represents ceramic sculpture and functional work that is both visually appealing and thought provoking. Adero Williams' (MA) passion for color and textile design make her handmade vases fun and functional and the perfect complement to the flowers they contain. Nikki Blair (NC) addresses issues of gender roles through forms that mimic dandelions. Julia Feld (CA) builds canvases out of clay, the organic forms and decorated surface will leave the viewer thinking about both. In all, this exhibition highlights both the variety found in nature and in the world of ceramic art and artists. For a complete artist list please visit our website.

In our Solo Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks will present Patty Bilbro, Resident Artist. Patty's work will delight all with her playful drawings of people and animals on functional cups, plates, platters, pitchers and jars. What do you get when you combine a comic aesthetic and clay? This exhibition will answer this question and more!

In our Community Arts Gallery, A Thriving Place featuring ceramics made by students at the Clay for All! satellite studio at Jubilee Arts. Baltimore Clayworks is committed to ensuring all have access to the arts and partners with organizations rooted in underserved neighborhoods to ensure all have access to the joy of clay. This exhibition highlights the creativity of those that otherwise would not have access to the arts.

New to Clayworks' exhibitions is our Project Space, which will feature ceramic vessels that grow living plants created by Laure Drogoul.

Images top to bottom: Julia Feld, Ronald Shaw, Natasha Dikareva