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Summer Exhibitions Reception

May 20 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Our summer exhibitions are approaching so mark your calendars! “Clay from the Classroom”, our annual summer group show celebrating community work will be featured in our Main Gallery, and “Reinventing the Wheel” by renowned ceramicist and educator, Andrew Snyder in our Solo Gallery. The opening reception for both exhibitions will be on Friday, May 20th from 6 – 8, masks and social distancing required. Our summer exhibitions run from May 20 – July 3, 2022.

Clay from the Classroom

Clay from the Classroom is our annual exhibition celebrating the talent and triumphs of our beginner through advanced students, featuring ceramic art from our kilns and various classes of the past year. In addition to our students, we will feature our Springboard and Mezzanine artists who share studio spaces under the roof of our historic building.

If you’d like to be featured in the show and have work to share, please contact our Exhibitions Curator, Mary Cloonan at mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org. All work is due by May 13th, 2022.

Reinventing the Wheel  

The Solo gallery will host the Andrew Snyder’s innovative show Reinventing the Wheel in which he created a portable, hand-powered potter’s wheel for his students to use at home during the pandemic. Compact and potent, drawing from historical examples and constructed from readily available materials, it allowed his students to throw at home, while offering a unique set of challenges and skills. Hand-powered wheels are a slower, more meditative process compared to the speed and control of the electric ones we are accustomed to. This unique exhibition reexamines and celebrates the time honored tradition of hand wheels and shares the lessons they can teach us as contemporary clay artists. Andrew Snyder is a professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches ceramics and curates their gallery.