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WHEN: SEPTEMBER 4 AT 6PM - OCTOBER 10; Opening reception: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 6PM WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
The anniversary exhibition, juried by co-founder and former executive director Deborah Bedwell, will represent 35 years of high quality ceramic arts programming by including the ceramic works of the founding artists, past and present resident artists, workshop artists, interns, exhibitors and students. We are very excited to showcase functional and sculptural ceramics by the talented artists who have contributed greatly to the Baltimore Clayworks' story!
FEATURED ARTISTS: We have over 115 artists participating in what will be a truly remarkable show!Please visit our websiteto see the list of featured artists.
In the Galleries:
MALCOLM DAVIS TRIBUTE, REFUGEE YOUTH PROJECT, BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER PARTNER SHOW
SEPTEMBER 4 AT 6PM - *OCTOBER 3
A special exhibition in our Solo Gallery will honor the life and work of ceramic artist MALCOLM DAVIS. Davis became a full-time studio potter in 1984 when he left his previous life as campus minister. Davis is internationally recognized for his eponymous carbon-trap Shino, present in studios across the country, and for his wit and warm mentorship. As a former resident during the early years of Baltimore Clayworks, he developed his famous surface here and continued to share his knowledge through writing, teaching and exhibiting. "What we do with the clay," he said in 2010, "what we create with our hands, what we offer from our spirits may not end racism or stop injustice, but it may just help keep our culture human."
In the Community Arts Gallery, see artwork created by refugee youth from one of our community arts partners - Baltimore City Community College'sREFUGEE YOUTH PROJECT (RYP). The RYP currently serves more than 300 refugees between the ages of 4 and 21 from over 17 countries.
The Gallery Building Will Be CLOSED
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
We will reopen at 6PM, Friday, September 4th, for the opening reception of the 35th Anniversary Show.
Due to the relaunch of our sales gallery (keep an eye out for The Shop at Clayworks) and the installation of upcoming exhibitions, the Gallery Building will be closed to the public Sunday, August 30 through Friday, September 4.
WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2-6PM
See the work created by student artists and have the opportunity to purchase functional and sculptural ceramics. This is a great opportunity to take home some lovely ceramics at a great price, plus a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting Clayworks' artistic and educational programming.
SELL YOUR WORK!
PAST and PRESENT STUDENTS: If you were a student in 2013, 2014 or 2015, you're able to participate and sell your fabulous ceramic works!Click herefor more information.
AUTUMN BLAZE FIRE FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 5 – 9 PM WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore ADMISSION: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $25 at the Door Click here to purchase tickets.
Baltimore Clayworks is proud to announce the 4th annual Autumn Blaze Fire Festival. Join us at our Mt. Washington campus for an event featuring food, beer, fire dancers and live music near our wood kiln. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the Clay Olympics, a cup-a-thon, watch a Raku firing demo, and more.
We are excited to haveHop't back again to perform this year. Hop't is a four piece band specializing in Blues and Rock music. The band plays an array of popular tunes ranging from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
We're also ecstatic to have Pyrophilia, a troupe of fire dancers, amaze and entertain you throughout the evening! (Photo by Kevin Brown)
Left to right: Jeremy Wallace, Susan Beiner, Missy Steele
THERE'S STILL TIME! To Catch Four Stunning Exhibitions
NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
TORN AND UNREFINEDfeatures wood-fired, functional ceramic work by Jeremy Wallace in the Main Gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of Wallace's year in the Baltimore Clayworks' studio as our Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist.
Solo Gallery: SUSAN BEINER. In this show, organic slip-cast elements are assembled with additional mixed media of synthetic, manmade materials such as vinyl, rubber and foam.
Community Arts Gallery: KOREAN ONGGI JAR POTTERS. Under ceramic instruction by Aletheia Shin, Korean senior adults from Greenmount Senior Center created onggi jars that tell the stories of their immigration to the U.S.
Project Space: MISSY STEELE, MILDLY OFFENSIVE. A Pozefsky Fellowship exhibition of sgraffito and mishima vessels brandishing imagery from dreams, memories and social contexts on bold colored backgrounds.
Weekend Clay Activities in August
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NEW INVENTORY In our gift shop and on the web store
Associate artist, COLLETTE SMITH was a resident artist of Baltimore Clayworks who seriously entered into a studio career after spending two years in Cali, Columbia, as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has taught and exhibited her sumptuously glazed functional pots at Baltimore Clayworks and many studios and galleries in the Mid-Atlantic region. She reestablished her studio at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, New Jersey. Click here to view her work on our web store.