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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Natural Lighting / The studio has many windows that allow natural light to illuminate the interior spaces, but there are no blinds for control.
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.
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.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI)
By employing an anti-racist/anti-ablest framework, Baltimore Clayworks (BCW) affirms the gifts of all artists to harness the power of clay. We acknowledge the systemic inequity that exists in the nonprofit arts world we inhabit. BCW opposes injustice that limits access of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) peoples, individuals with disabilities, and all creatives who are underrepresented and devalued in the world of art.
As a community arts hub, we believe that art and arts education are central to the healing process of our city. The multicultural and universal medium of clay is one of Baltimore Clayworks’ greatest attributes in connecting and celebrating all people.
As artists, our mistakes often become unexpected gateways to discovering our truth. Likewise, as an art community, BCW seeks to examine past wrongs and to redress inequities in order to more fully realize our core values. Together with our Board of Directors, staff, resident and teaching artists, students, and extended Baltimore family, we commit not only to forging clay artworks, but to taking action to create the best expression of the DEAI ideals of Baltimore Clayworks.