The Baltimore Clayworks two acre campus in the Mt. Washington village of Baltimore City includes two historic buildings and an adjacent parking lot, all owned by Baltimore Clayworks.
The Studio Building (5706 Smith Avenue), is the original building and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Formerly an Enoch Pratt Library, it houses resident artist spaces, classrooms, a glaze lab, an electric kiln room, and gas kilns. In 2002 a 7,000 square foot addition expanded the artists’ residency program (12 spaces) and educational programming space (3 classrooms).
In 2008, Clayworks built the region’s first public access Noborigama, a highly specialized Japanese-style wood firing kiln. This asset has drawn college and university departments, schools, other ceramic organizations, and individual artists from the Mid Atlantic region.
The Gallery Building (5707 Smith Avenue), a former Sisters of Mercy Convent once known as Provincial House, was given to Baltimore Clayworks by The St. Paul Companies in 2001. The gallery building was built in the late 1890’s with an addition in 1951. It houses exhibition space, administrative space, and the Shop, a retail sales gallery. The flexibility of the space also allows for meeting space on the first floor, adjacent to a kitchen, pantry and restroom. The second floor includes a large meeting space, nine small rooms, three full bathrooms and a plumbed utility closet. Several of the small rooms are used for offices.
A 64-space parking lot adjacent to the Gallery Building is leased to the City of Baltimore. It is a metered lot and serves our staff, students, visitors, and the Mt. Washington Village retail area.
Kilns, equipment and studio spaces are available for rental. Galleries are available for rental for events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Noborigama -Wood kiln
- Soda Kiln
- Gas Kiln – 60 cubic feet, natural gas
- Natural Gas Kiln – 30 cubic feet
- Electric Kilns (11) – various sizes
- Raku Kiln
- Pit Kiln
- Classrooms (3)
- Industrial glaze spray booth
- Glaze mixing areas and distribution bin system
- Specialized glaze ball mill
- Pug mill
- Electric potter’s wheels (42)
- Slab rollers (4)
- Ware carts
- Wedging and hand building tables
- 3-D Maker Equipment
- Soldner Clay Mixers