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Baltimore Clayworks Annual Seconds Sale, Preview Party and Three New Exhibitions!

Baltimore, Maryland, May 12, 2010 - Baltimore Clayworks hosts a benefit sale of the best ceramics on the East Coast.  Are you a savvy shopper?  Bargainista?  Art enthusiast?  If so, this event is for YOU!  Throughout the year, Baltimore Clayworks collects ceramic pieces that are irregular, out-dated, or perfectly fine and just need a good home.  The Annual Seconds Sale features pottery, garden sculpture, handmade tile, and vessels from artists across the country.  All proceeds benefit artistic and collaborative programming at Baltimore Clayworks.

Friday, June 3, 6:00-9:00PM
Seconds Sale Preview Party!  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine while you shop amongst shelves upon shelves of beautiful ceramics made by local artists. You’ll have first pick from hundreds of handmade pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects before it opens up to the public on Saturday.  This year Baltimore Clayworks is adding some excitement to the Preview Party by giving guests the first opportunity to purchase wood fired art work from ournew noborigama fundraiser, “HOT POTS”. These pieces were donated by established artists and fired during the last firing of the current wood kiln.  All proceeds will benefit the construction of a new kiln.
Ticket price:  $20 member, $25 non-member
Tickets are available on-site in the Gallery Building, online, or by calling 410-578-1919. 

Saturday, June 4
10:00AM-5:00PM
Shop all day long!  The Seconds Sale is open and replenished with new work as the shelves empty. Open and free to the public.

6:00-8:00PM
Opening reception of 3 new exhibitions: The Student Show: Clay from The Classroom; in the Solo Gallery, Jessica Broad; and in the Community Arts Gallery, Community Artist in ResidenceClay from the Classroom is a strong representation of our students’ art work from the summer of 2010 to the spring of 2011. Showcased will be wheel-thrown functional ware, hand-built sculpture and figures created by children and adults. A variety of finishing techniques are employed; high and low-fire glazes, wood, salt and raku firing. The work on display has been created on-site in Mt Washington, at our satellite studio at Jubilee Arts and in Community Arts contract classes throughout the city. The exhibition represents the broad range of classes Baltimore Clayworks offers for beginners and advanced student-artists at all stages of life. Open and free to the public.

Sunday, June 5
12:00-3:00PM
Major discounts on seconds, every hour on the hour! We ask that all shoppers make their purchases by 3PM, whereupon the building will be closed while we organize and prepare for the Bargain Box Sale.  >From 12-3PM, this event is open and free to the public.

4:00-5:00PM
The doors open at 4PM for the BARGAIN BOX SALE.  Fill a box for $20.00.  Limit 2 boxes per customer.

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 reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another.  This organization offers classes, artists’ spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.  Hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday.  For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

 

Media Contact:

Mary Cloonan
Exhibitions Director
(410) 578-1919 ext. 18
Mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org 

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21209
T. 410 578 1919  F. 410 578 0058
www.baltimoreclayworks.org