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WE ARE CLAY
January 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Baltimore Clayworks celebrates the beauty and versatility of clay and its ability to be a catalyst for building community with the exhibition We Are Clay. The exhibition will be used as a vehicle to inspire a new wave of teachers by offering free ceramic workshops for non-clay artists and community leaders thereby enhancing our instructor pool while adding a tangible, expressive element to their own community engagement. Exhibition runs through January 30,2021.
FREE “We Are Clay” Teacher Training Virtual Workshops – Register here for We Art Clay workshops.
There are spaces for 20 Art Teachers and Artists of all media, in addition to organizers and activists whowant another tool to bring their message to their community. This program is designed to instruct others in the basics and wonders of clay so that they can then share those skills with others. This program is not limited to the Baltimore region, anyone can participate. There will be a list of suggested materials for you to gather so you can learn from your home studio or kitchen tables.
Algunos de los materiales didácticos se traducirán al español – Learning materials will be translated into Spanish
Online workshops will begin in mid-February with bi-weekly instructional videos on basic handbuilding techniques. The workshops will be asynchronous, so you can create at your own pace. Additionally, videos from our exhibitions artists featuring their specific skills will be shared throughout the series. For questions contact Mary.Cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org.
We are Clay was chosen as a theme to encompass the richness and resilience of the material. This title illustrates the possibilities and pliability in clay, its endurance and strength once transformed by the firing process, how it inhabits our daily rituals and the potent stories it can tell. In addition, it comes in so many shades, from porcelain to terracotta that echoes the diverse population that makes our country vibrant and beautiful. This exhibition illustrates that while we may come from different places, we share a commonality. A universal language of ceramics proving that art and creativity can bring us together and all are welcome.This exhibition features artists of all races, languages or orientations that reflect the population of Baltimore and our nation, inspiring the next generation of makers, demonstrating that their artistic voice matters and deserves a platform to be seen. This show will demonstrate the connectivity of ceramic expression and our organizations commitment to being more inclusive on many levels.We Are Clay Artists: Maria Aldrete, Paul Briggs, Wes Brown, Aaron Caldwell, Connor Czoro, Ana Maria Economou, April Felipe, Donte Hayes, Gunyoung Kim, Rob Kolhouse, Emily Lamb, Roberto Lugo, Kyungmin Park, Hannah Pierce, Ashlyn Pope, Jenny Reed, George Rodriguez, Angelique Scott, Josh Van Stippen and Victoria Walton.
The We are Clay Exhibition and Workshops are generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
GALLERY AND SHOP HOURS: open to the public from 10-5, Tuesday – Sunday. Masking and social distancing required.