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January 5, 2009
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ann Hazels
Gallery Manager & Events Coordinator
410 578 1919 x 15
ann.hazels@baltimoreclayworks.org

Baltimore Clayworks presents
The Mad Hatter Tea Party
An afternoon that brings the silly and sophisticated together

Baltimore, Maryland—Monday, January 5, 2009—The region’s leading arts organization starts the New Year with function, flare, and fun. Baltimore Clayworks hosts up to 65 guests in the historic Provincial House of Baltimore Clayworks. The Mad Hatter Tea Party, an annual fundraiser, invites guests to wear a hat, silly or sophisticated, for high tea in the four galleries with the opening of 3 new exhibitions. The event is catered by Palette Pleasers of Annapolis and teas are provided by Baltimore Coffee of Lutherville. The Mad Hatter Tea Party is Sunday, January 25, 2009, 2:00-4:00PM.

Baltimore Clayworks launched its fourth gallery space, The Solo Gallery, in 2007. The porcelain work of Executive Director and artist Deborah Bedwell exhibits An Abundance of Cups. The Community Arts Gallery features artwork of over 30 participants in 3 partnerships: Mother Seton Academy, Afya Public Charter School, and Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary. Teapots IV, a national juried exhibition by NY potter David MacDonald, is in the main exhibition space. The Member Gallery features sculpture and functional ware by resident and member artists of Baltimore Clayworks.

Ticket prices are $30 members; $35 non members. Tickets are available on-site in the Gallery Building, online at www.baltimoreclayworks.org, 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.

High resolution images are available for publication. Please contact Ann Hazels at ann.hazels@baltimoreclayworks.org or 410-578-1919 x.15.

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

Founded in 1980 by nine potters and 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. Baltimore Clayworks is the region’s only nonprofit ceramic arts center and is recognized as one of the top 10 visual arts organizations in Maryland.

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