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Future Main Gallery Exhibition
July 8- August 20
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 6-8PM
Travis Winters: Folks
Lormina Salter Fellowship 2015-16
Culmination of a year-long artist-in-residence. Folks is an exhibition featuring the work of Baltimore Clayworks Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, Travis Winters. The show will feature Travis’ figurative ceramic works that depict stories from mundane day-to-day living and struggles of life. By deriving work around narratives, he is fabricating stories about human nature, universal experiences and his own personal understanding of the world around him. By creating comical figures he is initiating a non-threatening conversation about topics common within our culture. Encouraging an intimate connection with the characters he invites various interpretations, and personal narratives from the viewers. Through modeling his figures in a stylized yet realistic manner with exaggerated folds and wrinkles, he is creating a visceral experience that entices the viewer to closely examine the figures.
SOLO: Samantha Moyer, Pozefsky Fellowship Show: Natural Delineations
Delineation is both the physical act of mark making and the act of establishing a border or boundary. The work in this show represents the amalgamation of line used to depict the surrounding wildlife during my time spent in the Laurel Highlands as well as crossing the border from creating purely utilitarian, wood fired pottery into the world of intentional surface design and conceptual content. Animal hierarchy, depicting common struggles, creates an internal analogy that the viewer can relate to and draw conclusions from. Through the use of animals native to Appalachia as a metaphor for human trials and tribulations, the vessel is transformed from simply a vehicle of consumption into a narrative that is based both in folklore and personal experience.
PROJECT SPACE: Roberto Lugo and Mat Tomezsko: Wild Mouth Ceramic artist Roberto Lugo and painter Mat Tomezko come together in their latest collaborative project, “Wild Mouth”. Both are making work in response to a poem that will be installed collaboratively.
Community Arts: Senior Adults of West Baltimore
For over ten years, Clayworks has worked with older adults at an ongoing basis at different west-side Clayworks’ studio classrooms named Clay for All! satellite studios. Senior adults created a dedicated practice in the ceramic arts, developed their skills to an advanced level of making and also established a joyful and creative community surrounding clay.
August 26- October 8
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 6-8pm
Reconvening: Baltimore Clayworks Associate Artists
Baltimore Clayworks Associate Artists are an extended family of ceramic artists engaged with the organization. These artists add their skills, talents and creativity to the Clayworks’ community while benefiting from the opportunities that the organization provides.
SOLO: Baltimore Jewelry Center, Partner Show: AdornForm/FormAdorn
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AdornForm | FormAdorn celebrates the synergy that results when media collides. An exhibition featuring ceramicists, metalsmiths, and jewelers who create wearables or vessels utilizing an intersection of clay and metal. Showcasing work that is a cross-pollination of techniques and methods and seek to highlight where the respective contemporary clay and jewelry fields converge. This might manifest as ceramic artists making jewelry, jewelers using clay materials in their work, metalsmiths and potters creating vessels that utilize skills or materials from the other field, and any other combination thereof. Some work is created through the collaborative process of artists working outside of or across their usual medium. The resulting exhibition will honor traditional ceramic and metals techniques with a non-traditional twist, broadening the dialogue across both fields.
Project Space: Andrew Snyder.
Throwing is really a performance showing the mastery of the craftsman’s skill. Snyder will capture that essence with his throwing leaving a mark on the ware-board and on a floor canvas.
Community Arts: Visiting Artists in our Community
Baltimore Clayworks welcomed ceramic artists Jill Foote-Hutton, Josh Copus and Roberto Lugo for short-term residencies during the spring and summer. This exhibition will incorporate work they did in the community, participant work and their own art. Partners include Baltimore County PALs Centers, Jubilee Arts, CCBC Essex, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Loading Dock, Marian Glebes, LABStudios and our very own wood kiln.
Clay From the Classroom
Our 20th annual exhibition celebrating the talents and triumphs of our students and expertise of our instructors. Baltimore Clayworks is proud to showcase the talents of our teachers who guide, challenge, inspire and instruct the creative community of Baltimore Clayworks
SOLO: : Cup Benefit show
Project Space: Haviland/Colagiovanni. are a collaborative artist team whose work takes an act of destruction and reconfigures it into an act of making. They create work from a place of play and experimentation, finding beauty in the broken.
Community Arts: Community Arts Teachers
Teaching community artists bring their passion, creativity and dedication to the communities they work in all over Baltimore City and County. This collection of work showcases their personal arts practice in clay and other materials.
Our 20th Annual exhibition celebrating the gift of art.
Unique hand-crafted works for everyone on your list, including yourself. Confirmed artists so far are: Mark Arnold, Samantha Bachman, Kelly Lynn Daniels, Kate Fisher, Deborah Harris, Lauren Smith and Maria Andrade Troya
SOLO AND Project Space:: Annual Holiday offerings featuring Resident and Associate Artists. (Invited/Juried teachers and Students)
Community Arts Gallery: Clayworks’ annual holiday sale, representing ceramic work from all Clayworks artists, including youth, senior adults and folks in recovery from our Community Arts programs.