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Calls for Entry

Submit your work for our upcoming juried exhibitions, which showcase the best of international, national, and local ceramic artists working in ceramic sculpture, pottery, installation and conceptual ceramics.

Garden Reverie

Application Deadline: Friday, September 27 by 11:59pm

Notification of Acceptance: Friday, October 25

Work Due in the Gallery: Friday, December 13

“Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy.” ~ D.H. Lawrence

Throughout art history, gardens have been depicted as settings for mythological narratives, allegorical representations, and introspective meditations on the human condition. A symbol of growth, renewal, and the passage of time, gardens express the strong will of nature as well as the human compulsion to contain it. A place for contemplation, introspection, and escapism, the garden often offers an escape from the chaos of the outside world.

This national juried exhibition will showcase ceramic artists who draw inspiration from the ubiquitous garden. Wild and tame, exotic and sweet, foreign and familiar, resilient and vulnerable, the garden is a sacred space of botanical dreams, natural beauty, and the cycle of life, producing abundant metaphors for all kinds of thoughts, feelings, and narratives, human or otherwise. 

For this exhibition we seek sculpture, wall work, utilitarian works, and installations that explore all that is, in, and around the garden.

Juror: Leigh Taylor Mickelson

Leigh Taylor Mickelson, a resident of Ossining, NY, is an artist and independent consultant with 24 years of experience in nonprofit arts management and program development. Her ceramic sculpture is inspired by forms from nature, especially ones found in plant life, as a means of expressing narratives about life. Being full of dichotomy, the elements of natural forms act as a metaphor for the spiritual, emotional and physical extremes that exist within ourselves, our love relationships and our family units. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and English Literature from Hamilton College, and received her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts.  Mickelson has had several articles published in various publications and catalogs, has taught ceramics and workshops across the east coast and exhibits her own work widely across the nation.  She started her consulting business LTM Arts Consulting in 2019 after 22 years of experience in program development and nonprofit arts management with two arts nonprofits. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her perspective and skills to other arts businesses and nonprofits who are looking to increase their impact and vibrancy in the community. 



Submitted work must have been created within the last two years and have not been exhibited at Baltimore Clayworks. Open to any form of functional or sculptural object or installation, and clay must be the primary material. Enter up to three (3) pieces. All exhibited work must be for sale and available for the duration of the exhibition. Original accepted work only and no substitution.

Digital Image Requirements

Submit up to three(3) pieces and up to two(2) images of each piece. (Other images are not considered, or your application will be disqualified.) Images should be in square format; 2000×2000 pixels of 300 dpi as JPEG/JPG. Gray or white background. No text or other distracting objects/background on images. Each file name must be labeled with the artist’s three initials in the order: LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE (use “X” if no middle initial) and the corresponding number from your entry. (ex. Arther Clay Potter would be “PAC1.jpg”) If you submit alternative or close shot of the same work, you should label the images with “a” (ex. “PAC1a.jpg”. Only one alternative image per piece is permitted.) Baltimore Clayworks reserves the right to photograph work and uses the submitted images of accepted pieces for the purpose of publicity, promotion, education and documentation in printed materials, website and social media.

Application Fee

$25 for up to three pieces


In the case of sale, 50% of the retail price will be paid to the artist, and 50% goes to the gallery. Artist is responsible to shipment/delivery of the accepted work.

For inquiries, contact Yoshi Fujii, Director of Exhibitions and Shop, at yoshi.fujii@baltimoreclayworks.org

Top Image: Eliza AuF