Summer EXHIBITIONS run from May 20 to July 3, then July 9 to August 27. 
Regular Gallery and Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. Register for CLASSES or SUMMER CAMPS. See our COVID POLICIES

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COVID Policies and Procedures

September 30, 2021 Update

Effective Immediately
All staff, contracted employees, teachers, and Board members must be fully vaccinated or provide proof of negative test results 2x/week to enter Baltimore Clayworks facilities.

By October 27, 2021
All Baltimore Clayworks students and renting artists must demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated to enter the Studio Building. A vaccine card or certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination from the Maryland Department of Health must be presented at the Front Desk in the Gallery Building Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. For convenience, a BCW representative will be in the Studio Building to view vaccine records 15 minutes prior to all classes from October 4-17.

Clay After School classes will run in Classroom A on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm for children 6-11 years old, who are not currently eligible for vaccination.  

Outdoor activities and events have no vaccine and no testing mandate, masks are encouraged.

The Gallery and Shop have no vaccine and no testing mandate, with limited visitors at any one time.

Offsite Activities will occur depending on the strength of the partner site’s safety rules.

BCW will continue the following COVID procedures:

Masks required indoors

Self-screen before entry

Distancing (limited class sizes)

Enhanced cleaning

No food or drink in shared spaces

Virtual meetings

In our attempt to lower the risk of COVID-19 spread for all in our BCW family, we realize that our COVID-19 protocols outlined above may pose barriers to accessing BCW for some individuals.  For those who have hesitations about getting vaccinated, Johns Hopkins provides this quick review of common concerns. We take these concerns seriously and welcome any feedback that will allow us to protect the health and safety of all in our diverse community. These policies will be reevaluated and revised as necessary.

December 20, 2020 Update

Students, Teachers and Staff who have any reason to believe they may be infected or exhibit any of the following COVID-19 symptoms may not enter the studio(s) or any other part of the facility. 


Fever in the last 48 hours that exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit 
Stay home when feeling ill–dry cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. 
Recent loss of taste or smell 
Close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 10 days 
Currently awaiting test results for COVID-19  


ALL members of our studio community must wear a mask or face covering at all times – no exceptions.   

Access to the studios will be denied for artists who do not wear masks.   
Need a mask?  Just ask a Teacher or Staff member. 
Practice recommended social distancing (3 feet) to the greatest extent possible.  

Thank you!