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May Letter from our Executive Director

Hi there,
How are you? What do you need right now?
I’m at the point in this situation where I want things to go magically back to whatever “normal” used to be. I miss you. I miss the studios. I miss my co-workers. Ralph the dog misses his office friends, treats, and belly rubs.
At Baltimore Clayworks we have started the (very) early stages of planning for a safe re-opening. It’s tricky because so much of the magic of learning about clay defies social distancing. But we are figuring out how to continue serving you, likely moving forward with some hybrid educational model of modified on-site learning and digital education, and a staggered studio schedule. The wheels are churning. (No pun intended!) I can’t promise “normal”, but I can promise that we will keep you posted and do our best.
For now, though, I am happy to let you know that we will be holding an online panel, Clay at Home, about the pros, cons, inventions, and frustrations of being a clay artist with a home studio. We will talk about setting up a home studio, including what works in a variety of spaces with a variety of budgets, and there will be time for questions, answers, and discussion. Panelists will include Matt Hyleck, Mary Cloonan, Mia Halton, Antoinette Nero, Angelique Scott, and maybe Sam Wallace.
The panel will be held this Friday, May 15th at 4pm on Zoom. It will be free and open, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. If you are interested in attending, email info@baltimoreclayworks.org, and we will send you the participant link.
In the mean time, stay safe, #claypositive, and as always, please reach out to me or any of our staff with thoughts, concerns, suggestions, or if you just want to know how many times my son Luke has managed to cover our kitchen in chocolate sauce.
Be well,
Cyndi
Executive Director
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