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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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Staff

Tracey Pullo (she/her)
Executive Director
tracey.pullo@baltimoreclayworks.org

Tracey Pullo brings to Baltimore Clayworks a diverse background in leadership, marketing, finance, fundraising, operations and outreach. She has brought her dedication and passion for the arts to roles at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Manhattan School of Music, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Sinfonietta. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Candlelight Concert Society, an internationally recognized arts presenter in Columbia, Maryland. She enjoys hiking the trails of the Patapsco Valley State Park, being on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and cheering on her teenage sons in their athletic pursuits.

Maryjane S. Goetschius (she/her)
Director of Finance and Administration
maryjane.goetschius@baltimoreclayworks.org

Maryjane, aka Mj, comes to Baltimore Clayworks after working for a sexual violence agency for 20 years managing their finances, grants, human resources, and operations. She worked in the for-profit world for a decade before deciding that she wanted her employment to impact the greater good. She went to University of Baltimore to obtain her Master’s in Public Administration. Her first job after graduating was Director of Operations with a worker-owned cooperative. She likes that her ability to manage the financial and operational aspects of a nonprofit enable the talented staff to get their job done. She enjoys reading, biking and traveling. She is very happy that she gets to get her dog fix at Baltimore Clayworks since the frequency of her travels with her spousal unit make it hard to have a dog.

Mary Cloonan (she/her)
Curator of Exhibitions
mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org

Mary K. Cloonan has performed as the Exhibitions Curator for Baltimore Clayworks since 2007, prior to that she was their Gallery Assistant. In addition to her curatorial work, she serves on the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) as the Program Director and assists to organize the annual conference. Originally from Upstate New York, she received her BS in Art Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY and earned her MFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University. She is a passionate advocate for arts education and is an adjunct professor at Towson University and Morgan State University. She also teaches at Bryn Mawr School for Girls and is currently developing and building their ceramics program. She envisions the Galleries at Clayworks as a venue to educate visitors on the techniques and significance of ceramic art within the broader art world. Her articles have appeared in several national and international publications such as; Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Sculpture Magazine and Ceramics Art and Perception. The youngest of five rambunctious red-heads, she is a dog person with four cats. Visit www.cloonanclay.com to see her artwork.

Matt Hyleck (he/him)
Education Coordinator
matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org

Matthew Hyleck is an associate artist, an instructor and works as the Education Coordinator for Baltimore Clayworks Mt. Washington campus, a position he has held since October 2000. Hyleck received his B.F.A. in Ceramics at Xavier University in 1997. When not in his office Hyleck balances his time crafting utilitarian pottery in his studio, reading as much as possible, hiking Maryland’s finest trails and spending excessive amounts of time building LEGO with his family. Visit www.matthewhyleck.com to see his artwork.

Donovan Kramer (they/them)
Front Desk Associate

Donovan Kramer is an undergraduate student at Maryland Institute College of Art studying ceramics, and is concurrently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching. They primarily use handbuilding techniques to create abstract sculpture and home goods. Their favorite materials are earthenware and homemade paper clay. Donovan loves watching reality television, caring for plants, and attempting the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Christina Marsh (she/her)
Community Arts and Engagement Manager
christina.marsh@baltimoreclayworks.org

Christina Marsh is an innovative and creative leader connecting communities through artistic expression, collaboration, and restorative practices. Her work focuses on strategic planning, program implementation and curriculum building while advocating.  She is a nationally recognized visual artist and educator that has been in arts education and administration for over a decade. As an Artist she has connected to communities in several states with diverse communities utilizing art as a method of connecting and creating visual narratives. She is also a trainer for Mental Health First Aid for Youth, Trauma Informed Practices, Calm Classroom and several other topics related to mental wellness. Christina holds a BFA from Memphis College of Art in Photography and Art History, a MFA from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in Studio Arts and a MA from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Health and Wellness Coaching.   

Kevin Rohde (he/him)
Artist and Children’s Program Manager
kevin.rohde@baltimoreclayworks.org

Kevin Rohde first came to Baltimore Clayworks in 2013 as the recipient of Baltimore Clayworks Lormina Salter Resident Artist Fellowship. Primarily a sculptor of the human figure, Kevin has taught extensively in the Clayworks studios as well as several area universities and colleges since making Baltimore his home. In 2018, Kevin joined the Clayworks staff as Resident Artist Coordinator and in 2019 became the Artist & Children’s Program Manager.
Kevin is left handed, but shakes with his right. Originally, from Binghamton, NY he exhibits most of the symptoms of an upstate New Yorker, including but not limited to a penchant for lake effect snow, speedies, garbage plates, and is an active member of the BBFRP (Buffalo Bills Fan Recovery Program).

Jeremy Wallace (he/him)
Woodkiln Technician
info@baltimoreclayworks.org

Jeremy Wallace is a wood and soda fire potter originally from Minnesota, where he began working with clay at community college.  He received his BFA with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2009.  Jeremy’s work uses form, texture, and atmospheric firing to capture the beauty of raw clay in the finished vessel.  Interested in the community aspect of wood firing, Jeremy gained experience as a wood kiln assistant at Baltimore Clayworks for two years before completing a year-long residency at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, FL.  Jeremy then returned to Baltimore in 2014 as the Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks.  His work has been exhibited nationally, and he has taught classes and workshops at multiple clay studios, including Touchstone Center for Craft.  In 2016 he was chosen as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist.  He currently resides in Baltimore and maintains his studio practice at Baltimore Clayworks and is their Woodkiln technician. Visit jeremywallaceceramics.com to view his artwork.

Sam Wallace (he/him)
Facilities Manager
sam.wallace@baltimoreclayworks.org

Samuel Wallace is a traditional Jamaican potter who learned to make pots with his extended family in the backyard pottery sheds in rural St. Elizabeth parish. Wallace became a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks in 1993, after he found the organization in the yellow pages while looking for kiln rental. Wallace has been a Resident Artist, and is a current teacher, exhibitor, and Facilities Technician.

Gary Salmon (he/him)
Facilities Assistant

Keagan Yingling (he/him)
Front Desk Associate
info@baltimoreclayworks.org

Keagan Yingling lives in Baltimore City with his partner and two cats, Fish and Simone. Part time ceramic artist, full time Stevie Nicks super fan. Keagan plans on pursuing a degree in Environmental Science as well as taking classes here at Baltimore Clayworks.

Interns

Emani Carter, Community Arts Intern (she/they)

Emani Carter is a fine artist and designer from Richmond, VA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development from Stevenson University. She currently attends the Maryland Institute College of Art studying for an MFA in Community Arts. Emani hopes to be a community artist and eventually a professor one day.

Vandelyn Simmons, Intern (she/her)

Vandelyn Simmons attends CCBC, where she will be graduating this spring with an AA Degree in General Studies. She is a new artist who makes figural conceptual urban art. Vandelyn is also passionate about helping and improving her community.

Katherine Pon-Cooper, Studio Intern (she/her)

Katherine Pon-Cooper is a rising sophomore ceramics major at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.  When Kat’s not working in the studio she enjoys baking!

Jameelah Murray, Intern (she/her)

Jameelah Murray attends Moore College of Art and Design where she’ll receive her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Jameelah enjoys watching films, creating art, and helping out with the community.