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A Ceramic Expression

In strictlybaltimore on October 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Ceramic Bowl of Fruit

The Melting Pot of Ceramic Arts in Our Region

 

Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit ceramic art center and is the mecca for ceramic arts in our region.

 

Located in Mt. Washington, Baltimore Clayworks was founded in 1980 and is the only institution in the region dedicated to solely to this craft.

 

During their humble beginnings where they used to showcase a few local artist sculptures and installations now has become a venue to show pieces from around the world.

 

Providing affordable studio space with professional equipment and talent to offer hands-on studio classes. These talents teach the ceramic process to children and adults.

 

A committed staff of dedicated people is what makes this organization thrive.  Other than a full-time staff, Baltimore Clayworks uses the help of volunteers and interns to help with a lot of the events and classes.

 

Ranging in to hundreds of dollars per session, the costs of making ceramics can become quite expensive. Baltimore Clayworks strive to make it affordable. Those who  can not afford the full costs of the studio resources can also become a work exchanger. A work exchanger dedicates some of their time to help around the organization in events and in return they get a discount on classes and resources.

 

Ceramic arts has been known to bridge the age gap through it’s artistic outlet. By providing community workshops and satellite studios, Baltimore Clayworks give opportunities for people to discover their passion of ceramic arts. Baltimore Clayworks uses this to target troubled youth and senior adults around the City. Baltimore Clayworks has reached over 500 children and senior adults around Baltimore in the inner city communities.

 

If you still want to learn more about this organization check out their website or go to their next event this weekend.

 

When: October 20th , this Saturday, from 6 – 10 PM
Live Music, Clay Olympics, Great Food, Great Times! 
$15 for members, $20 for non members, $25 at door

 

Resources

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Mon – Sat 10-5PM
Closed Sundays

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