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May 2, 2007
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ann Hazels
Events Coordinator & Gallery Manager
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Baltimore Clayworks Presents
ClayFest! 2007

Baltimore, Maryland - May 2, 2007 - From the people who brought you Spice It Up! and Tour de Clay, Baltimore Clayworks presents ClayFest! 2007, a weekend filled with incredible art, food, fun, live music and hands-on activities for the whole family. ClayFest! is organized by Baltimore Clayworks artists, volunteers and staff. All proceeds support Baltimore Clayworks’ educational, artistic, and collaborative programs. Join us rain or shine, Friday, June 1st from 6–9pm; Saturday, June 2nd from 12–7pm and Sunday, June 3rd from 12–5pm for an event that adds the sizzle to a Baltimore summer!

FRIDAY, June 1st from 6 – 9pm
The weekend begins with a Donor Wall Ceremony, new work in 3 galleries, and the famous Seconds Sale Preview. Shop ’til you drop through the hundreds of handmade pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects made by Clayworks’ artists and teachers. Accompanying the beautiful art work, Ethel and Ramone’s restaurant will provide savory delights while local school bands keep the crowd moving and shaking.

SATURDAY, June 2nd from 12 – 7pm
The Seconds Sale continues as ClayFest! kicks into high gear on Saturday with a smorgasbord of clay activities for the whole family. Witness the Clay Olympics – a competition between artists, guests, students, and teachers in a variety of events of who can create the tallest vase, the biggest plate, or even throw with your feet! Put your hands in clay during our wheel demonstrations, tile making, and mosaic activities. Learn how to raku fire and take your masterpiece home with you. The evening will conclude with a reception from 6-7pm of the exhibition Students and Their Teachers.

SUNDAY, June 3rd from 12 – 5pm
The Seconds Sale continues with deep discounts – 50% off – the marked price. Bargains galore!

Ticket prices for Friday & Saturday Pass: $25 for members and $30 non-members. Saturday Passes are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and older. Tickets are available on-site, online at, or by calling 410-578-1919.

Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit ceramic arts center housed in two historic buildings in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980 by nine potters and ceramic sculptors, Baltimore Clayworks exists to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts.