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To develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered communtiy that provides outstanding educational, artistic, and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts.
Baltimore Clayworks was founded in 1978 by nine potters and ceramic sculptors, who sought to establish a center for artists, students, and the public to experience and learn about clay. Baltimore had neither a ceramics community nor a venerable tradition prior to Clayworks founding-just two academic undergraduate programs and a local potter's guild. In 1980, the Baltimore Clayworks opened at it's current location; the former Mt. Washington library. Since that time, we have enjoyed harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships within our neighborhood. After recieving a 501c3 designation in 1985, our program has grown steadily. Today the Baltimore Clayworks offers studio classes in all aspects of pottery for all ages, provides studio space and equipment to various ceramic artists and presents on and off site exhibitions. Additionally Clayworks is deeply committed to developing and sensitively concieved and collaboratively designed programs with artists and community organizations that bring art experiences of authenticity and meaning into the lives of children and adults in disadvantaged neighborhoods in inner-city Baltimore.