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August 19, 2008
For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Cloonan
Exhibitions Director
410 578 1919 x 18

Baltimore Clayworks presents
Platters and Pourers

Baltimore, Maryland – August 19th, 2008 –Baltimore Clayworks hosts the exhibition Platters and Pourers features artists juried by John Glick. This exhibition runs from September 27th through November 6th, 2008 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 27th, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free.

Participating Artists are: Hadi Abbas (FL), Michael Angelotti (PA), Nancy Arkuss (MA), Ben Bates (IL), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Alicia Benoist (NY), Megan Bogonovich (NH), Thomas Brewer (FL), Sue Canizares (NY), A. Blair Clemo (MN), Katherine Dube (CA), Jim Dugan (MD), David Emmert (VA), Karen Ford (CT), Yoshi Fujii (IL), Daniel Garretson (MA), Vanessa Grubbs (GA), Shika Gupta (TX), Doug Hopkins (PA), Matt Hyleck (MD), Walter Hyleck (KY), Elizabeth Kendall (VA), Lenni Lampi (MN), Robert Lawarre (FL), Clay Leonard (OH), Michael Loizzo (IL), Shannon McArdle (MD), Paul McCoy (TX), Jon McMillan (IL), Sonya Meeker (MD), Emily Murphy (IL), Barbara Newell (CA), Hannah Niswonger (MA), Shawn O'Connor (ME), Lynn Paige (PA), Christina Pellechio (VT), Shawna Pincus (MD), Mea Rhee (MD), Steve Roberts (MO), Justin Rothshank (PA), Lauren Sandler (PA), Jan Schachter (CA), Sam Scott (WA), Tim See (NY), Collette Smith (MD), Gary Slavinsky (MD), Rebekah Strickland (GA), Janis Van Meter (KS), Judit Varga (MD), Lars Westby (MD), Tony Wright (AL).

John Glick, founder of Plum Tree Pottery in 1964, explains in his juror’s statement, I am really looking forward to seeing what potters are doing with two pottery forms that hold a special place in the "making lists" for so many. I cannot recall a time in my own studio career when plates and pouring vessels were far from my own enthusiastic endeavors.

For those submitting work, I would ask: Is a plate always relatively flat? What do pouring vessels need to do... always be purely functional ? Is there room to invite whimsy or surprise in the making of these forms? Conceptual ? What is going on out there?

High resolution images will be available for publication; please contact Mary Cloonan to have images emailed or sent to you.

Featured in the Member Artist Gallery: Pamela Theis

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two renovated buildings, and offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions and programs in the community. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Baltimore Clayworks at (410) 578-1919 or visit