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Sept/Oct Exhibitions

Baltimore Clayworks is excited to kick off the fall season with three shows that reflect the talent of our region and programs. The Main Gallery has work from area artists, the Solo Gallery boasts one of our Springboard artists and instructors, and the Project Space Gallery has ceramic wares and mixed media monoprints from a resident artist alum. The exhibition will be open September 15th through November 3rd, with an opening reception on September 15th from 6-8pm. We will also host an artist talk by our four incoming resident artists from 5-6pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Main Gallery: Welcome to Our Clayborhood

This exhibition is a small selection from the network of local studio artists and arts organizations that share our mission: getting clay into every hand. Some we welcome as our new resident artists, others have exhibited with us in the past, or have served as interns, and many are teachers inspiring the next generation of makers. There are artists who have home studios and others who create at places similar to ours: where a diverse group of folks comes together united under the ceramic banner. Clayworks wants to highlight their efforts, because it is a symbiotic relationship focused on a good cause. We all celebrate the craftsmanship and creativity of a hand-made clay object.

Some of the studios represented include: Red Dirt Studios, District Clay, Clay Co-op, Chesapeake Center for the Arts, Glen Echo Pottery, and many private studios.

Invited artists include: Cami Ascher, Cat Audett-Holt, Sarah Barnes, Lisa Battle, Jenny Beech, Margaret Boozer, Wes Brown*, Laure Drogoul, Katy Gmiter, Dani Hawk, Greg Holmes, J. Chris Landers, Christa Landry, Kathy Lee, Bianca Liscocco, Liz Lockett, Rick Malgrem, Jena Merrill, Antoinette Nero, Jason Piccoli*, Hannah Pierce*, Michael Poness, Tim Sherman, Hae Won Sohn*, Jordan Taylor, Joan Ulrich, Bill van Gilder, Matt Voelker, Sarah-Anne Winchester.

(*indicates new resident artists)

Solo Gallery: Have you been to the Wonderland Family Church? by Eileen O’Donnell

This solo exhibition includes an installation of sculptures that draw inspiration from diverse world cultures, ritual objects, and Alice in Wonderland. Modern myths and ancient religions come together to explore “the other” with resonance and humor to sustain the struggle to find meaning amidst the stress of daily life.

Eileen O’Donnell pursued her love of clay and the art of ancient cultures at Moore College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. She has been awarded grants from both Creative Capital and the Louisiana ArtWorks, with her work shown throughout the country in several juried exhibitions. She has been a Springboard Artist at Baltimore Clayworks for many years.  Recently, she began teaching at Clayworks to share the mentorship and positive impact that she experienced from her teachers.

Project Space: Survey Being by Emily Irvin

This solo exhibition features vessels and mixed media monoprints which Irvin creates to examine the definition of being or the essence of self by illustrating the interactions with people and the physical locations she has lived. Poems work to flesh out the individual experiences, which are abstracted into vessel or cup form, constructed layer by layer with pinched coils, much like building a relationship.

 

 

 

 

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Clay from the Classroom, Beguiled, and Crows, Nests, and Vases

Baltimore Clayworks is excited to present Clay from the Classroom, Beguiled, and Crows, Nests, Vases on display in our galleries from June 2 – July 7, 2018.

Clay from the Classroom, in our Main Gallery, is our annual exhibition celebrating the talent and triumphs of our students and their instructors. Featuring beginner through advanced ceramic art from various classes during the past year, functional wares from mugs to teapots show off the techniques and skills of our students. Tile work, figures, and abstract sculptural art are also part of the show and reflect our course offerings. With our variety of firing possibilities, the artwork ranges from low-fire majolica and mid-temperature electric, to high-fire gas reduction, soda- firing, and wood-fired finishes. All work was created with the guidance and experience of our dedicated instructors, whose work will also be on display.

Beguiled, in our Solo Gallery, is a show of recent work by Lars Westby. Westby’s abstract sculptural works reference utilitarian and industrial objects, pared down to essential details that just allude to their original intent.

Crows, Nests, Vases, in our Project Space Gallery, will contain the work of Norifumi Taniguchi, one of our advanced, Spring Board artists. Taniguchi is inspired by nature and our relationship within it.

The exhibitions will be on display from June 2 – July 7, 2018 with a reception on July 7th from 6 – 8. The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public.

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REINVENTED

REINVENTED is an exhibition featuring twelve ceramic artists who utilize digital technology within a traditional studio practice.

DATES: April 14th – May 26th, 2018
HOURS:  Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm

Baltimore Clayworks is excited to host the exhibition REINVENTED from April 14th through May 26th, 2018 in our Main Gallery.  Curated by Adam Chau, Program Manager at Clay Art Center in New York, this groundbreaking show features twelve artists who utilize digital technology in a traditional studio practice. Each artist explores, experiments, and collaborates with new technologies including 3d printing, laser cutting, 3d scanning, CNC routing, and more.

Participating artists include: Andy Brayman, Jeremy Brooks, Dr. Katie Bunnell, Brian Caponi, Bryan Czibesz/Shawn Spangler, Sharan Elran, Brett Freund, Chris Gustin, Mia Mulvey, Megumi Naitoh, Paul Scott, and Joey Watson.

In addition to REINVENTED  the back room of our gallery will be occupied by the Towson University ObjectLab and their work from the collaborative class between computer assisted design and ceramic craftsmanship. This melding of the digital and analog will be represented in prototypes, process molds, and finished projects. 

The exhibitions will be on display from April 14th through May 26th. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 14th, from 6pm to 8pm. For more information, call us at 410.578.1919, or visit our website baltimoreclayworks.org.

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Stand[ing} Together ReOpens at Clayworks

Stand[ing} Together: Artists of Baltimore Clayworks

February 17 – March 31, 2018 at Baltimore Clayworks

Reception: Saturday February 24, 2018, 6-8pm

A newly restored and energized Baltimore Clayworks presents an exhibition of works in clay from the spectrum of its membership. As the community faced and grew stronger through a recent season of challenge, it has emerged with new vitality and a deeper commitment to its mission — to connect ceramic artists and communities.

Essential to this renewal were the core values of  unity in common purpose, mutual respect and sacrifice for the common good. An Irish proverb declares that “In the shelter of one another the people live.” It may be testified as well that in the shelter of one another Baltimore Clayworks’ community stood and stands together anew.

In celebration of its rededication to its mission, and in the spirit of its core value of joy, Baltimore Clayworks presented the exhibition “Standing Together” at the Baltimore School for the Arts Gallery, throughout January, 2018. The exhibition reopens February 17 – March 31 at Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, 5707 Smith Ave., in Mt. Washington.

Please join the artists and community of Baltimore Clayworks for Stand[ing} Together. Participating artists include:

  • Patrick Timothy Caughy
  • Trisha Kyner
  • Matthew Hyleck
  • Ryan Wilson
  • Brad Blair
  • Sonya Meeker
  • Aisha Harrison
  • Pam Worthington
  • Volker Schoenfliess
  • Nicole Fall
  • Sara Morales-Morgan
  • Ronni Aronin
  • Deborah Bedwell
  • Jessica Broad
  • Pat Halle
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Jeremy Wallace
  • Marlene Sokoloski-Sandler
  • Jo Schneider
  • Mary Cloonan
  • Maman Rikin
  • Shauna Pincus
  • Kyle Bauer
  • Jean Cohen
  • Jim Dugan
  • Yoshi Fujii
  • Sallah Jenkins
  • Shannon McArdle-Dugan
  • Alison Hatfield Young
  • Lynne Molner
  • Theresa Reuter
Exhibition Gallery photo January 2018
Stand[ing} Together was presented by Baltimore Clayworks at the Baltimore School for the Arts Gallery in January, 2018.

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