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May 19, 2006
For Immediate Release

Contact: Sara Benninghoff Warren
Development Director
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Baltimore Clayworks Presents
ClayFest! 2006

From the people who brought you Spice It Up! and Tour de Clay, Baltimore Clayworks presents ClayFest! 2006, serving up an extravaganza weekend filled with great pottery, fun food, live music and hands-on art activities for the whole family. Join us rain or shine, Friday June 9th from 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, June 10th from 12 – 5 pm and Sunday, June 11th from 12 – 5 pm on the Clayworks campus in Mt. Washington at 5707 Smith Avenue.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9th from 5 – 9 pm
The weekend starts off with our famous Seconds Sale, unsurpassed in the region for handmade and interesting pottery – both functional and sculptural -- at great prices. Accompanying the beautiful art work, Ethel and Ramone’s restaurant will provide savory delights for our palettes. Complimenting these treasured treats will be the jazz, swing, and blues musical stylings of Bob Jacobson and his band, Sounds Good.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10th from 12 – 5 pm
ClayFest! kicks into high gear on Saturday with a smorgasbord of clay activities for the whole family. Put your hands in clay during our hands-on wheel demonstrations, make tiles, learn how to raku fire and participate in polymer clay activities. Witness the Clay Olympics – a competition between artists and teachers for who can create the tallest vase, the biggest plate and the largest skinniest cylinder. This year’s ticket price includes festival food and refreshments along with tasty desserts from some of our area’s finest bakeries.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11th from 12 – 5 pm
The Seconds Sale continues with deep discounts – 50% off – the marked price. Bargains galore!

Tickets for ClayFest! Weekend are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate for adults, and $12 in advance and $15 at the gate for children ages 5 to 12. Admission is free for children under 5 years of age. Tickets for Saturday only are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12. Tickets are available at Baltimore Clayworks 5707 Smith Avenue in Mt. Washington Village and through our website at, or by calling 410-578-1919 ext 10.

Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit 501 (c)3 ceramic arts center housed in two historic buildings located in Mt. Washington Village in Baltimore City. Nine potters and ceramic sculptors who sough to establish a center for artists, students and the public to experience and learn about clay founded the center in 1980.