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. This show is generously sponsored by a grant from the NEA and will run from September 12- October 31 and is free and open to the public.
Opening: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Call 410-578-1919 to schedule your arrival.
Artwork above by: April Felipe
We are Clay was chosen as the 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.
Artwork above by: Kyungmin Park (left), Josh Van Stippen (right)
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.
In addition, Clayworks is using this exhibition to inspire a new wave of teachers by offering free ceramic workshops for non-clay artists and community leaders. This recruitment can enhance our instructor pool while adding a tangible, expressive element to their own community engagement.
Artwork above by: Aaron Caldwell
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 Solo Gallery will host the work of Isolina Alva in their debut solo exhibition Pink Mountain. Alva’s narrative work is populated with whimsical “Little Woogies” that offer potent storytelling from their imagination with humor and poignancy.
For more information, please visit Baltimore Clayworks Gallery & Shop building to visit this wonderful array of exhibitions.
ABOUT BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS: Baltimore Clayworks was founded by nine artists in 1980 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is known for its attentiveness to its neighborhood and possesses a national and international reputation for artistic excellence, artists’ support, and community involvement. Clayworks provides affordable studio space, equipment, and professional opportunities; offers hands-on studio classes for children and adults; and presents exhibitions curated or juried by professional artists in the field. It has also developed programs with artists and community organizations that bring art experiences into the lives of at-risk children and marginalized adults; and is the only arts organization in Baltimore that operates stand-alone community-based satellite studios to reach children and adults in inner city communities.