Meet the Artists
Since 2004, Baltimore Clayworks has maintained an exchange program with the Tainan National University of the Fine Arts in Taiwan. This international program was developed between our director, Deborah Bedwell and Tainan professor and former resident artist at Clayworks, Ching-Yuan Chang. Ching-Yuan is the creator of “The Infinity of Clay”, a mural that runs from the outside to the inside of our remodeled Studio Building’s front entrance.
Each year, an artist from Taiwan and/or an artist from Clayworks travel to the host institution for five months of studio work, lectures, conferences, touring and exhibitions. Like resident artists at Clayworks, exchange artists participate in many aspects of our community-based organization like performing weekly studio chores and participating in both studio and organizational functions and fund-raisers.
The exchange artist program offers vital dialogue, both visually and intellectually, to the Clayworks community’s pursuit of ceramics as a focal point for building community through hands-on, creative endeavors. In turn, exchange artists visiting Tainan National University are ambassadors of Claywork’s artist-centered and educational mission. For both visitors, here and abroad, each artist enters a new learning, sharing, and creative space for which they become both student and teacher. Artists participating in this program have been:
- Li, Chun-Lan–to BC (2005)
- Matthew Hyleck & Mary Cloonan–to TNNUA (2005)
- Wang, Shin-Yu–to BC (2005/06)
- Lu, Chih-Jung (a.k.a Quai Li)–to BC (2007)
- Lars Westby– to TUNNUA (2007)
- Lee, Ting Fang–to BC (2008)
- Hsu, Chih-Chi–to BC (2009)
- Chu, Yu-Chia –to BC (2010)
- Yoshi Fujii – to TNNUA (2010)
- Shen, Chiao-Feng – to BC (2010/11)
Teo, Huey Min – to BC (2012)
Deb Bedwell – to TNNUA (2013)