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Community Through Fire

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception – Saturday, April 15, 6 – 8:00 pm

Main Gallery: Community Through Fire, Invited by Jeremy Wallace

Solo Gallery: Featuring Sara Hutton and Tim Duncan, Wood Kiln Associates

Community Arts Gallery: Creativity Connects Us by Audrey Naiva, Maddie Olsen, Vandelyn Simmons, and Kaitlyn Wolf, Community Arts Program Instructors

Invited by the Wood Kiln Technician, Jeremy Wallace, “Community Through Fire” showcases the artwork fired in our wood kiln in recent years and also shares the testimonies of the artists for what it means to be a part of the community aspect of wood firing; nurturing the connections around the wood kiln and building the community through wood firing experience. Baltimore Clayworks has the distinction of being one of the few non-profit ceramic art centers with a wood kiln located in a major metropolitan city. The Wood Kiln Program at Baltimore Clayworks started with the original down-draft kiln built by McKenzie Smith in the early ’90s, and after multiple rebuilds by master kiln builders such as Ken Bichell and Kevin Crowe, our current two-chamber catenary arch wood/soda Noborigama was built by Matt Gaddie in 2016. The program offers over 12 firings annually to 150+ community artists from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It also provides educational opportunities to students from local academic institutions including Towson University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, and Community College of Baltimore County.

Invited Artists: Nada Abizaid, Ronni Aronin, Cami Ascher, Patrick Bell, Patty Berry, Geoffrey Berryman, Monica Broere, Ellen Brown, Tom Bulleit, Lance Clawson, Barbara Donohoe, Jim Dugan, Jean Fletcher, John Gazurian, Ann Geddes, Barry Goldstein, Pat Halle, Jani Hileman, Suzanne Kent, Stephen Lally, Adrienne Lundgren, David Marion, John Matuszak, Judy Oakley, Vianney Paul, Julia Pearson, Anitha Rathinam, Berta Romero-Fonte, Kathleen Stewart, Keiko Stusnick, Dan Tomcik, Wendy Wu, Robin Ziek