Baltimore Clayworks is excited to host Keystone Clay: West from March 16th to May 11th, 2019.
This is the second of two exhibitions showcasing the ceramic programs at Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Our three Galleries will be displaying work from the professors and their students side by side, highlighting the ceramic education and inspiration. West will feature work by artists from Arcadia University, Edinboro University, Juniata College, Penn State, Slippery Rock University and Shippensburg University.
There are many reasons for this theme. Oftentimes, teachers are so focused on their students, fostering skills, maintaining the classroom that one’s own studio practice is neglected or Call for Entries slip by. Or the cost of applying and shipping to a show is too much for a student, so perhaps this will be their first exhibition…of many. New educational models are in place with post-baccalaureate students and adjuncts sharing the classroom responsibilities with tenured professors and Clayworks would like to celebrate those contributions.
Clayworks really wants to support those emerging artists. Our mission is to “develop, promote and sustain” artistic talent, whether that is in our own classrooms and community or with our neighbors to the North. In addition, we hope our proximity will encourage those students to visit us, to be introduced to our organization and facilities and perhaps encourage them to apply for a residency or internship, so in turn we can bolster that facet of our programing.
We are envisioning and exhibition that will showcase a student’s success that a teacher helped bring into fruition. Celebrate the artistic growth they have nurtured, whether being expressed in functional wares, large scale sculpture, intriguing installations and any ideas in between.
On display in our Project Space Gallery is Towson University's Digital Fabrication Interdisciplinary Exhibition. The exhibition represents the continued collaboration between Towson University’s Ceramics, Sculpture, and Interdisciplinary Object Design programs, led by Professors Rich Holt, Joshua DeMonte and Jon Lundak. After studying both digital process (computer-aided-design and 3D printing) and traditional process (ceramics, woodworking, metalworking, etc...) students participate in hybrid studio courses that focus on the potential for the combined output from traditional and digital medias.
Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.