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Accessibility
Clayworks is committed to providing access for all folks to the best of our ability. We are constantly learning about the needs of our community and hope that you will be part of this process. By employing the basic guidelines and principles of inclusive design in our work, we aim to expand Baltimore Clayworks audiences and offerings to provide more relevant and engaging programming for all participants.

Contact Us
Our entire team is engaged in shifting the culture, practices and institution of Baltimore Clayworks to better meet our communities’ needs. If you have an accessibility need or concern, please email us at access@baltimoreclayworks.org. Someone will respond as soon as possible. If you need more immediate help, please call our front desk at 410.589.1919, or Voice/TTY 800.552.7724

Physical Access
Gallery, Shop and Admin Building/ To access the front desk, shop, lower gallery or bathroom, enter through the main door. There is a wheelchair accessible single stall bathroom. To access the upper gallery, there are three steps with a hand railing or there is a ramped entrance outside to the left of the main entrance. The admin offices are all on the second floor up 21 stairs with no elevator.

Studio Building / The studio building is accessible through it’s ramped entrance. All floors are accessible by elevator. There is an adaptive wheelchair accessible throwing wheel available for anyone to use. See the website here for more details about the wheel. There are wheelchair accessible gender segregated bathrooms. Clayworks supports people using the bathroom that they choose.

All doors at Clayworks are operated manually.

Seating
Our studios have a variety of chair types, metal stools at various heights, metal folding chairs and chairs with cushioning on the back and seat area. None of the chairs have armrests. There is seating in the Community Arts Gallery but not in the Upper Gallery or store.

Parking
The parking lot behind the studio building off of Greely Rd. has one free accessible parking space. There is paid street parking on both sides of Smith St. with one accessible space on the left at the end of Smith St. There is also a large parking lot on the NE side of the gallery building which has one accessible parking spot. Both zones are ¢50 an hour with a four hour maximum.

Public Transportation
Light RailLink - Mt. Washington Light Rail Station Clayworks is less than a one minute walk from the Light Rail.

MTA Bus lines-94 33 34

Service Animals Service animals are welcome at Clayworks.

Sign Language Interpretation is available free of charge for events and lectures. Please provide at least 10 days notice so that we can hire an interpreter.

Lighting
Natural Lighting / The studio has many windows that allow natural light to illuminate the interior spaces, but there are no blinds for control.

Studio Lighting / In 2018, Clayworks replaced the existing fluorescent lighting with new energy-saving LED tube lighting. Tube specifications: TCP LED T8 Tubes, Generation 3, 12 Watt, Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of 4100 Kelvin, Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80. The magnetic ballasts were also replaced with new electronic ballasts, which is critical for minimizing light flicker. Ballast specification: Phillips Advance Optanium, Electronic Instant Start, Input Voltage 120-277, Input Frequency of 50/60 HZ.

Accommodations / Our three Studio classrooms offer a variety of day lighting, due to the varied amount of windows and orientations. Wiring also allows flexibility, allowing sections of a classroom to be turned off, while not adversely affecting adjacent ceramic artists needing more light.

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