Matt Hyleck (he/him)
Before his appointment to the Executive Director position, Matt was the Education Coordinator for Baltimore Clayworks’ Mt. Washington campus beginning in 2000. He is a highly respected ceramic artist and instructor, and maintains an active ceramics practice. Matt 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.
Claire Carberry (she/her)
Director of Development
Claire Carberry believes that art truly has the capacity to transform lives and is thrilled to be a part of the Baltimore Clayworks team of dedicated, talented and mission-focused members. While Claire has been fundraising and event planning for arts organizations and other non-profits for much of her career, she has only recently thrown herself into working with clay. Time at the potter’s wheel has taught her that if one wants things to turn out well, sometimes one just has to “relax and let go”. If she’s not in the studio, you can find Claire recharging in nature, singing and acting on stage, traveling or just soaking up time with her family.
Yoshi Fujii (he/him)
Director of Exhibitions and Shop
Yoshi Fujii, from Fukuoka, Japan, earned his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and came to Baltimore Clayworks as the recipient of Lormina Salter Fellowship in 2008. While he creates delicately carved functional pottery, he teaches at colleges and community centers in the region, including Baltimore Clayworks, and leads workshops nationally and internationally. Visit yoshifujii.com to view his artwork.
Maryjane S. Goetschius (she/her)
Director of Finance and Administration
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. Mj received her Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. 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 enables the talented staff to get their job done. She enjoys reading, biking and traveling. She and her spousal unit enjoy frequent travels.
Holly Jackson (she/her)
Interim Community Arts Manager
Holly Jackson is an art historian by training with a professional background in community arts and museum programming. She holds BA in Art History and Latin from Wellesley College and MA in Art History from The George Washington University.
Maggie Jones (She/they)
Front Desk Associate
Maggie Jones is an interdisciplinary artist, using a variety of processes including hand-building, wheel-throwing, painting and drawing to reflect the world they see around them into tangible works of art. In the classroom, Maggie prioritizes creating an environment where students can freely experiment, fail, and find ways to express their unique creative voice. She works to foster an environment where each individual is respected and valued. Maggie takes great delight in facilitating artistic integrity and community through clay. Maggie graduated from Maryland Institute College of art in 2021 and is now teaching After-School Clay, Foundations to Hand-Building and works as a Front Desk Associate in the gallery.
Shea Kister (she/her)
Front Desk Associate
Shea Kister is a ceramicist and interdisciplinary artist originally from Omaha, Nebraska who received her MFA from Kansas State University in 2022. Inspired by her study of trauma’s effects on memory as well as personal and social relationships, her work enlists notions of fragmentation, discontinuity, memory distortion, and dissociation through the use of scale, surface application, and materials. Shea is a long-term artist in residence with Baltimore Clayworks.
Christina Marsh (she/her)
Director of Community Arts and Engagement
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 and has worked in arts education and administration for more than a decade. As an Artist she has connected to diverse communities in several states utilizing art as a method of connecting and creating visual narratives. Christina 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.
Kayla Morgan (she/her)
Kayla Morgan was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating magna cum laude. Morgan is an alum of the 2019 Urban Arts Leadership Cohort, an initiative of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and of the Arts Educator & Artist Campaign School cohort. Her multidisciplinary training in various creative processes, along with her ambition to engage and serve her community has led her to continue her work as an artist, arts administrator, and arts activist in her home city of Baltimore. Visit kaylamorganart.com to view her work.
Rebecca Morton (she/her)
Artists and Studio Manager
Rebecca Morton was born in Lewisburg, PA. Rebecca joined Baltimore Clayworks after living in Kingston, NY for the past five years. She taught at various ceramic art centers throughout the Hudson Valley and at Dutchess Community College while maintaining her own studio practice. Rebecca earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. In 2002, she participated in an International China Ceramic Cultural Exchange where she traveled throughout China and spent time working at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute at Jingdezhen. After graduation, Rebecca moved back to PA where she designed and built her own ceramic studio with successful operation for ten years. Rebecca earned her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She enjoys being close to nature, reading, cooking, making soap, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Visit rebeccamorton.com to view her work.
Kevin Rohde (he/him)
Director of Education
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. Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Keystone College and his Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University. He has taught workshops at institutions including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts(TN), Idyllwild Arts (CA), Peters Valley School of Craft (PA), Santa Fe Clay (NM), and most recently at the International Center for the Arts in Monte Castello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy. He joined the Baltimore Clayworks staff as the Resident Artist Coordinator in 2018. 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).
Gary Salmon (he/him)
Jeremy Wallace (he/him)
Wood Kiln Technician
Jeremy Wallace is a wood and soda fire potter originally from Minnesota. He received his BFA 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 returned in 2014 as the Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks. He has exhibited nationally, and 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 is currently teaching at Baltimore Clayworks and is the wood kiln technician. Visit jeremywallaceceramics.com to view his artwork.
Sam Wallace (he/him)
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.
Keagan Yingling (he/him)
Front Desk Associate
Keagan Yingling originally from Laurel MD, currently resides in Baltimore where he makes pottery in his basement studio. He started working with clay in 2018 here at Baltimore Clayworks and has since begun working as the front desk associate. Along with assisting the shop as well as education, he teaches workshops and intro wheel classes. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to podcasts, and hanging out at the wood kiln.
Annie Braunschweig, Intern (They/Them)
Annie is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in painting and drawing. Annie received their BFA from MICA in 2021. They became involved in ceramics after undergrad and now hope to pursue it full time. Annie is primarily a hand builder and uses slab-built forms to create self-reflective work examining their own gender identity. Their work is influenced by classic fairy tales and myth. Annie likes baking, fantasy novels, and spoiling their cat, Beatrice.
Félix Hernández, Intern (he/him)
Félix Hernández was born in Houston and raised in Prince George’s County, MD. He’s studied Education and Spanish Literature in Baltimore, MD. He has been an educator in Washington, DC for children as young as 3 and in Alexandria, VA for students in middle school. He’s passionate about the arts and arts education. His interest in clay has risen due to a fascination with the human capacity to give form and function to the natural world around us. His interest stems from his uplifting and carrying the torch of the Mesoamerican cultures and societies. He hopes to practice clay with a focus on indigenous practices to reconnect spanish-speaking communities to source. Félix Hernández’s primary mission is to challenge versions of masculinity and power dynamics that cause harm and trauma to others, and the land. His art is a conversation that holds space for generative conflict in the pursuit of regenerative reconnection to our place in the ecosystem and planet.
Audrey Lee Naiva, Community Arts Intern (she/her)
Audrey Lee Naiva is an artist and aspiring educator from Milwaukee, WI. She recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fibers, and now she is partnering with Clayworks through MICA’s Community Art Collaborative. In her studio practice, she blends the colors of natural dyes through experimental, low tech weavings, but she also enjoys quilting, drawing, making memes, and playing the guitar. Audrey is excited to learn more about teaching art and working with clay!
David Tyre, Mellon Foundation Intern (he/him)
David is a current member of the internship program through the Mellon Foundation. He is a recent graduate from the Community College of Baltimore County where he received his AFA in painting. As an aspiring artist, he hopes to continue working in ceramics and enjoys making pieces that are primarily used in food preparation and preservation, such as mortars and pestles, and fermentation crocks. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games and painting miniature figures used in tabletop board and war games.