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April 8, 2008
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ann Hazels
Events Coordinator & Gallery Manager
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Baltimore Clayworks Presents
ClayFest! 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - April 8, 2008 – It’s time to put on the sunscreen, roll up the sleeves and get muddy! Baltimore Clayworks presents ClayFest! 2008, 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 6th from 6-9pm; Saturday, June7th from 12-6pm and Sunday, June 8th from 12-5pm for an event that puts the sizzle in a Baltimore summer!

FRIDAY, June 6th from 6:00 – 9:00pm
The weekend begins with the Seconds Sale Preview Party and new work in 3 galleries. Shop ’til you drop through the hundreds of handmade pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects made by artists and teachers. Hors d’oeuvres and a wine bar will accompany the beautiful art work, while local school bands keep the crowd moving and shaking.

SATURDAY, June 7th from 12:00 – 6:00pm
The Seconds Sale continues as ClayFest! kicks into high gear with all day clay activities for the all ages. The Clay Olympics hosts 9 events ranging from “The 25 Pound Clay Toss” to “Blind Throwing.” Get your hands messy during our wheel demonstrations, tile making, and mosaic activities. Learn how to raku fire and take your masterpiece home with you.

SUNDAY, June 8th from 12:00 – 5:00pm
The Seconds Sale continues with amazing discounts – 50% off – the marked price. Come shop and SAVE! Ticket prices for Two-Day Pass: $25 members; $30 non-members. Saturday Pass: $10 adults; $5 children 5 and older. Sunday is FREE. Tickets are available in the gallery, phone, or online.

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.