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Ceramic Artists of North Carolina
Featured in Southern Hospitality

Images left to right: Travis Winters, Evelyn Ward, Emily Reason

Images left to right: Travis Winters, Evelyn Ward, Emily Reason

Baltimore, Maryland - December 18, 2013 -Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Southern Hospitality, an exhibition featuring the ceramic craftspeople of North Carolina and the influence of its rich history and beautiful vistas. This show will celebrate the infusion of different artists united in an arts community or guild by their passion to create. Focusing on The Energy eXchange, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Claymakers, the Potters of the Roan, Potters of Madison County and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, it showcases the diversity in talent and technique housed and nurtured by these vital communities. This exhibition runs January 11-February 22, 2014. With an opening reception on Saturday, January 11, from 6 to 8PM. Admission is free.  

Mary Cloonan, Exhibitions Director and curator for Southern Hospitality said that she was inspired to create this exhibition because, "When curating shows and choosing artists that are exceptional, well crafted and popular with our public, I noticed that many are from North Carolina. Having traveled the Blue Ridge area, I was struck at how many crafts people have settled and thrived in that region, Ashville up to Bakersville and in between."  Click here to read an interview with Cloonan in Mount Washington Life where she shares some insight about the culture of ceramic organizations in North Carolina and the background of some of the artists who are exhibiting work in this show. 

Invited artists: Andrew Avakian, William Baker, Bandana Pottery-Michael Hunt and Naomi Daglish, Ashley Barnes, Anja Bartels, Byers McCurry Studio-Ed Byers and Holden McCurry, Melisa Cadell, Josh Copus, Jessica Dupuis, Bridget Fox, Terry Gess, Nick Joerling, Lisa Joerling, Matt Kelleher, Michael Kline, Eric Knoche, Shaunna Lyons, Courtney Martin, Nick Moen, Elizabeth Paley, Gillian Parke, Emily Reason, Kent Sedberry, Gertrude Smith, Joy Tanner, Kathy Triplett, Genevieve VanZandt, Evelyn Ward, and more artists will be announced on our website.

In the Solo Gallery:

Doug BaldwinRetired MICA Professor Doug Baldwin returns to Baltimore with his Whimsical Ducks. Currently residing in his home state of Montana, Baldwin will be bringing sculptures where each is an elemental scene, that together form a stop-motion short continuing the ducks adventures.


In the Community Arts Gallery:
Mapping Clay's Impact: Exploring the Reach of Community Arts, 2003 - 2013
. Community Arts reaches beyond the doors of Baltimore Clayworks to serve community members directly in the neighborhoods where people live, work and play.  Through consistent and affordable access to the ceramic arts, youth, families and senior adults build ceramic skills, self-esteem and relationships.  The breadth of our programs and mission, as well as their significance to our participants, is visualized in mapping the many locations of clay's impact through Community Arts over the past ten years.  

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,


Media Contact:

Mary Cloonan
Exhibitions Director
(410) 578-1919 ext. 18 

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21209
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