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The Clay Ball

Clay Ball 2015


Clayworks BASH 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7-11PM
Maryland Art Place, 218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


The Clayworks Bash is springing forward to a new time in the Baltimore Clayworks event calendar! Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7PM at Maryland Art Place, located in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District! Gala guests can expect the continuation of our 2-part event; our gala portion featuring a silent auction, live auction and delicious food and drink provided by Chef’s Expressions before the exciting After Party, which will start at 9PM. This year, Clayworks will swing into spring by taking the garden party theme to a new level – ladies wear your latest floral print dress and vibrant colored accessories; gents find your bow ties with blooms and seersucker slacks to welcome the season.  Your ticket price directly benefits the ongoing programs and initiatives Clayworks provides through the year at Mt. Washington and throughout surrounding Baltimore City neighborhoods!

*Parking available: the Arrow Parking garage across from Maryland Art Place will be open & free to our guests.

Full Gala Experience- $150*, begins at 7PM and includes gourmet food stations, open bar, live and silent auctions along with access to the After Party to enjoy music, dancing and celebrating Clayworks!

*Purchase your gala tickets by Friday, April 3 and receive a special ceramic gift made Clayworks Resident Artist, Missy Steele. Don’t miss out; there’s a limited amount!

After Party Experience - $40 early bird/$50 after April 3/$60 at the door, starts at 9PM and includes access to the silent auction until 9:30PM; music, dancing, open bar and comradery!


Purchase Tickets:

Full Gala Exp. $150
After Party Exp. $40 early/$50 After April 3


Interested in making a bigger impact? Sponsorships start at $500. Connect with Emily Sollenberger Dobbins for more information at or 410.578.1919 x19 for more details.


As we move forward through our 35th year, Baltimore Clayoworks is pleased to honor our PAST BOARD PRESIDENTS at this year’s gala. This tremendous group of leaders contributed to the legacy of the organization – we would not be a leader in the ceramic and community arts without their guidance. Joining us will be Henry Koether, Judith Langenthal, Marcia Mattingly, Robert “Bob” Nickols, Nancy Sandbower, John Smith + more to be confirmed.

Master of Ceremonies
Master of CeremoniesTracey Leong joined WJZ Eyewitness News in July 2014 as a general assignment reporter.  Her journalism career began in Southern California where she was born and raised where she anchored and reported at KIEM in Eureka, Calif. and KRCR in Redding, Calif.  Tracey has also worked on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien”.

Food Stations Serving Contemporary Creative Cuisine
Food Stations

The talented chef, Jerry Edwards and his staff of CHEF’S EXPRESSIONS will be catering the gourmet food stations and hors d’oeuvres at this year’s event. Here’s a quick glance of what to expect:

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres include: Short Rib Vol au Vent, Buffalo Chicken Skewer, Goat Cheese Tartlets, Tomato Basil Bruschetta and Lamb Merguez Meatballs

Gourmet Food Station One includes: Gallotine of Coq au Vin (Roulade of Free Range Chicken with Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic, Carrots and Onions Poached in Red Wine Court Bouillo) ­ + Veloute of Pommes Delfino and Cipollini Onions + Spring Vegetable Salad (Poached Baby Carrots and Asparagus in a Sherry Vinaigrette)

Gourmet Food Station Two includes: Candy Striped Beet Napoleon (Poached Beets, Goat Cheese and House Made Gravlax. Garnished with Breakfast Radishes, Celery Leaves and a Citrus Vinaigrette) + Orange Ginger Vodka Sauce

Gourmet Food Station Three includes: Roasted Pacific Cod served Atop Quinoa with Roasted Mushrooms and Shallots (nutty quinoa tossed with Whole Roasted Button Mushrooms and Sliced Shallots) + Roasted Asparagus (in a House Crafted Lemon Thyme Oil)

PLUS! A Chocolate Dessert Display including: Truffles, chocolate ginger soup + more!

*Note –stations have the capacity to omit some items at each station, due to food preferences and allergies. However, if you need a separate dish prepared, please let us know at least two weeks prior to the event.

Silent Auction
Silent AuctionPlace your bid on ceramics, jewelry,  artwork, experiences and much more!  More than 100 art pieces by acclaimed artists – many of which exhibited at the 2015 ACC show in Baltimore! There are also dozens of non-art items which include gift certificates for sensational experiences and services.

Live Auction
Live AuctionGet your paddles ready! Charles Billig of A.J. Billig Co. Auctioneers will lead the bidding on this year’s live auction featuring a wonderful selection of unique experiences, trips and more!




Year of Dining Raffle
Year of diningIt’s back! Your chance of winning 12 gift certificates to some of the best restaurants in the Baltimore area will be at the Clayworks BASH! worth over $1,000! Tickets will be $20 for 1 and 3 for $60 at the event.

*Clayworks will also offer a “Year of Lunches” package, over $500 in value! as part of the silent auction this year!

Live Music
Live MusicGet ready to Swing into Spring at this year’s After Party! The SWINGIN’ SWAMIS will be performing at this year’s event – get your dancing shoes ready! Since 1997, The Swingin' Swamis have provided the music for hundreds of corporate and private functions, weddings, music and arts festivals, restaurants and night clubs. Noteworthy performances include: The Kennedy Center, Artscape, Baltimore's City Hall, The Horseshoe Casino and The Ram's Head Live (opening for The B-52's).


Many thanks to the dedicated 2015 Clayworks BASH sponsors:

AJ BilligBig Huge GamesBrown AdvisoryMaryland Art Place

The Ivy Bookshop Marsha Smelkinson Brown Advisory Lewis Contractors Venable LLP