I’ve been asked before, What does Baltimore Clayworks mean to you? Well, the short answer is, everything. I started taking classes there about eighteen years ago, and I remain a student, and dedicated to the place, it’s rich history, and it’s loving and supportive fellow potters.
We’re a real community here. Most everyone knows most everyone else. We look, and admire, and sometimes offer critiques of each other’s work. We offer tips and techniques that we have learned or discovered on our own. And the learning! Baltimore Clayworks has a wonderful core of teachers, supplemented by many diverse short and long term resident artists, who always bring a new perspective, and a new way of approaching that lump of clay.
Our gallery puts on wonderful shows, from clay artists all over the country and exceptional international artists. We have several ongoing community outreach projects, bringing to the community that doesn’t have the means an opportunity to engage in the creative life.
I can’t think of another arts program anywhere in the state that does so much good work with so little resources. Baltimore Clayworks is simply a wonderful place with beautiful people doing great work.