May 5th, 2020

Dear Friends,

Last summer, each morning when I arrived at Baltimore Clayworks to work, I’d first visit the organization’s vegetable garden and pick tomatoes, cucumbers, and hot peppers. I’d leave them in a bowl at the front desk or take them over to the studio building to share. Who doesn’t love a fresh garden tomato?

My favorite part of my day, though, was walking through the studios—just to say hello, see how Sam was doing, and to see what everyone was making and working on. This is what I miss the most, and what I look forward to the most when we re-open.

And we will re-open. Baltimore Clayworks was fortunate enough to receive a Payroll Protection Loan from the Federal SBA, and our staff are hard at work finding innovative ways to bring the joy of clay to you, from a “safe distance.” Our staff and the Baltimore Clayworks board have been carefully monitoring finances to ensure that we will re-open for you.

We need your help to ensure that we can re-open our studios and galleries as soon as safely possible, and to ensure that we have the resources to develop and sustain high quality programming during the interim.

If you can, please visit our website and support Baltimore Clayworks this #GivingTuesdayNow. Anything you can give is a solid investment in what Baltimore Clayworks will give back to you and our community.

Until I can see you in person, please visit our website, follow our social media, reach out to our staff, and stay safe, stay home, and #claypositive.


Cyndi Wish
Baltimore Clayworks’ Executive Director

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