Meet the Artists
Resident Artist Program
Baltimore Clayworks wants you to experience Charm City through our Resident Artist Program! Resident Artists are central to the mission at Baltimore Clayworks. They are charged with the duty of balancing a professional studio practice while steering our organization towards our goals: to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding educational, artistic, and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts.
Established in the northwest quadrant of the city called Mount Washington in 1980 by 9 individuals in the old Enoch Pratt Library, we expanded with an additional building in 1999 and a final expansion to our studios in 2005.
With consistent change, Baltimore City has shown resiliency through numerous major events in history which has resulted in the development of creativity industry. A combination of the ups and downs of the Industrial Revolution, the establishment of major institutions, the Great Baltimore Fire and the designation of Arts and Entertainment Districts has contributed to the landscape today.
Resident Artists have the opportunity to live and create in one of America’s most affordable big cities, a region shared by DC, Philly, and NYC. B’more is a place where aspiring artists have found the elements to pursue creativity. Major museum collections are free of charge, local art schools are nurturing young talent and the people are adamant in keeping the city’s inclusive vibe, locally known as “Smalltimore”.
Individuals interested in applying for our Residency Programs will be required to provide strong intent, potential for growth, flexibility and have clarity on how our region, paired with our programming, will engage making with the clay medium. In order to increase productivity in our program, all artists will receive funding for programming fees.
• Resident Artist studios are currently funded by a donor and Baltimore Clayworks
• Residents will meet a minimum of once per month with Studio and Artist Programs Director
• Residents are required to be responsible for specific studio tasks
• Residents have a minimum of one solo/group exhibition per year
• Residents are eligible to sell work in the Shop at Baltimore Clayworks
• Baltimore Clayworks highlights Residents on our website and in marketing material
• Residents have 24/7 Studio Access
• Residents are awarded unfurnished semi-private studios from Fall 2017 – Summer 2018
• Opportunity to teach, assist and volunteer in Baltimore Clayworks Programming
• Minimum of 20 working hours a week in the your studios
Margie and Tom Pozefsky Fellowship Resident Artist
The Margie and Tom Pozefsky Fellowship is an opportunity for one young talent with outstanding potential to have a year of concentrated time of making in the studio – a stepping stone to a competitive mid-career artist residency program. This fellowship is created for the artist looking to further their career through mentorship and provides an opportunity to work alongside emerging ceramic artists.
• Semi-private Studio Space
• Living and Material Stipend
• Artist Mentor
• Travel Stipend for Ceramic Research (international)
• Opportunity to Teach
• Sales in the Baltimore Clayworks Shop
• Support of the Margie and Tom Pozefsky Committee
Expectations beyond Resident Artist Program:
• Coordinate travel plans
• Communicate in a timely manner with mentor
• Participate in Baltimore Clayworks’ Community Arts Program
• Exhibit work at the end of the fellowship with a solo exhibition
Apply to be a Resident Artist and/or Margie and Tom Pozefsky Fellowship Resident Artist
Deadline for all residency, fellowship and associate artist positions is April 2.
Applications accepted through our online form only, a $25 application fee will be required.
Eric Kao is our Studio and Artist Programs Director. In addition to having a BFA and MFA in Ceramics, Eric spent over six years managing the programming at The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen. His national and international exposure to artists, craftsmen and designers from around the world will support Baltimore Clayworks artists in achieving professional goals. Originally from California with a passion for ceramics, travel and people, Eric has embraced Baltimore Clayworks and its mission to foster the artists selected for the Resident Artist Program.
For more information e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiln Rental Fees as of 1/2017 (for PDF of Rental fees, click here)
1. A completed contract and payment must be made in the gallery on the date of drop off.
2. Experience is required to load and fire your own kiln.
3. Tech fees are applied to anyone who does not load and fire their own kiln.
4. Classroom glazes may be used for an additional $60 (large gas kiln) and $30 (small gas kiln).
5. Person renting the kiln MUST verify the clay type, clay # from the box is ideal.
6. Person renting the kiln MUST verify any materials applied to the surface of the clay.
7. For unknown clays a small piece must be provided for testing at the desired temperature.
8. Person renting the kiln is responsible for replacement or must pay for the cost of any damages made to the kiln, kiln shelves or kiln furniture.
Clayworks Supplies, Inc. is right down the street, 2 miles from Baltimore Clayworks. See website for material and equipment costs. www.clayworkssupplies.com