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Ceramic artists are at the heart of Baltimore Clayworks. Artists’ professional and personal networks provide a kaleidoscope of interactions with peers, galleries, and academic institutions, which keep the organization at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.
Our residencies offer early to mid-career artists the opportunity to develop their work in a dynamic community environment. The selection of residents is highly competitive and based on excellence of work, potential for growth, and a commitment to building a clay-oriented community. Residents are early to mid-career artists who have completed undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, or have equivalent years of experience. Resident artists benefits include studio spaces at Baltimore Clayworks and access to all its facilities, a solo exhibition in Clayworks' galleries, and the opportunity to sell their work in the Baltimore Clayworks Shop.
LONG-TERM 2018/2019 RESIDENTS
Hannah Pierce is our 2018/2019 ABILITIES Fellowship Artist. In addition to developing her own work, she will be working with local organizations that benefit adults with disabilities.
Hannah is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of PA and her BA in Studio Art at Humboldt State University of CA. Before graduate school, Hannah worked as an educator for people with developmental disabilities at The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery, located in Eureka, California. Within Hannah’s work, her background in illustration, painting, and printmaking has allowed her to incorporate experimental surfaces and an abundance of loaded imagery. She has exhibited her work nationally in exhibitions such as The Clay Studio National as well as the Graduate Student Biennial, the 50th and the 52nd Annual NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, and the Workhouse Arts Center’s 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International where she received the award, “Best of Show”. She was also awarded a Full Kiln God scholarship as a resident at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. See more of Hannah's work on her website hannahmpierce.com.
Wes Brown is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Wes has 10 years of wheel throwing experience. Brown's passion for ceramics came from his introduction to the potter's wheel in high school. Since then he has gained knowledge of the wheel from years of study and travel. He has worked at such places as the Pottery Workshop in Jingedezhen, China, Daniel Johnston Pottery in North Carolina, and Goertzen Pottery in Goshen, Indiana. Brown holds a Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics from Indiana University, a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, and an Associate of Arts from Sinclair Community college. See more of Wes' work on his website wesleytbrown.com.
Jason Piccoli is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Jason is a native of Colorado and grew up moving between Littleton, Denver and Arvada. He spent his youth devouring sources of science fiction, fantasy, eastern thought, and obsessing about ancient cultures. He practiced painting, drawing, and lived with guitars. He studied Fine Art at Arapahoe Community College earning his Associate’s in Art, where he found his passion for clay and a fondness for the community that surrounded it. He earned his BFA in Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and later his MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In graduate school he wanted to explore the idea of bridging the functional, the sculptural, and the painted image. See more of Jason's work on his website jasonapiccoli.com.
Hae Won Sohn is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Hae Won is an artist from Seoul, South Korea, primarily working in ceramics. Currently through her studio practice, Sohn explores the idea of presenting process itself as an element, by adopting the language that materials speak and visualizing it with her own translation. Sohn earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI) and her Bachelor's degree from the College of Design, Kookmin University, Seoul. She has experience working for the Korea Ceramic Foundation and Sundaymorning @EKWC (former European Ceramic Workcentre) in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. Currently she writes for the South Korean Magazine Monthly Ceramic Art alongside her artistic practice. Her work has been exhibited both in South Korea and throughout the United States at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, David Salkin Creative, the Clay Studio of Philadelphia and Kyung-in Museum of Fine Arts. See more of Hae Won's work on her website haewonsohn.com.
Jeremy Wallace is a Long-Term Resident Artist and our Wood Kiln Technician.
Jeremy 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. See more of Jeremy's work on his website jeremywallaceceramics.com.
SHORT-TERM 2018/2019 RESIDENTS
Jordan Taylor will be a Short-Term Resident Artist at Clayworks from November - December 2018.
Jordan Taylor was raised Quaker in the Midwestern US, and after undergraduate work at Earlham College, Richmond, IN, apprenticed for three years with Master Potter Mark Skudlarek. In 2002 he established his own studio in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania, based on wood fired, functional ceramics made from indigenous clays and glaze materials. His recent work has included large scale public installations, residential design of earthen walled houses, and citywide charitable events. He is an avid whitewater kayaker and open canoeist and his esthetic sensibilities are informed by fluid dynamics he encounters in immense river rapids, like on the Ottawa River in Ontario, Canada, and in the thermodynamics and venturi forms of natural draft kilns. Taylor completed his MFA in 2014 at the Rhode Island School of Design. There his thesis work investigates Ceramics as a revolutionary act in the form an an architecturally scaled public art proposal for Downtown Providence, RI. See more of Jordan's work on his website jordantaylorclay.com.
Kourtney Stone was a Short-Term Resident Artist and was at Clayworks June through August 2018.
Kourtney is an artist and educator. She grew up with her family in central Pennsylvania, developing a love for creating objects from childhood. Kourtney attended Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and her Masters of Art in Teaching. Kourtney then worked and showed her art in the Mid-Atlantic region while also teaching high school ceramics and sculpture. In addition, Kourtney has been a presenter at NCECA and MAEA. She is currently an MFA candidate in ceramics at Georgia State University. See more of Kourtney's work on her website kourtneystone.com.