Generous Community, Generous Friends

Our hearts overflow with gratitude for the generous love so many have shown -- and continue to show -- for Baltimore Clayworks. This month we celebrated together at a joy-filled Community Thank You Party (photos here), hosted "Empty Bowls" workshops for Puerto Rico disaster relief, and initiated the "Fund for the Future of Clayworks" challenge campaign with a $150,000 matching grant from a most generous supporter.

Already dozens of donors, from all parts of the country, have stepped forward to help us secure the future. Ceramic Arts Network featured Baltimore Clayworks in posts that reached over 200,000 readers, and generated hundreds of dollars into the fund. Every day students and neighbors stop in at the Holiday Sale to make contributions along with selecting art for their gifts and collections.

And today we are most grateful to announce a grant of $35,000 by The George E. Babylon Jr. and Ruth J. Babylon Charitable Foundation of Baltimore. 

This is a major milestone, as it conveys that the civic foundation community and leadership have growing confidence that Baltimore Clayworks, Inc. is on its way to recovery, that our mission remains vital, and that our programs and people are well-suited to pursue it in the year ahead.

We thank you, the Baltimore Clayworks community, for the strength and dedication that made this recovery possible. Just as you have for most of our 37 years, the people who come together here -- donors, students, teachers, parents and kids, neighbors, staff, trustees, visitors -- understand the gifts of clay and community, and have dedicated yourselves to keeping Clayworks alive and well.

Among those are these generous folks and organizations who made our joyous Community Thank You Party such a memorable occasion:

 

Party Sponsors
Mount Washington Tavern
The Old Vine
Roggenart Bakery
Sam Wallace
Sidney Emmer
Bill Magruder, Long & Foster
Peter Satten

Mount Washington Merchants
Mount Washington Tavern
Ethel’s Creole Kitchen
Le Bistro de Village
Pasha’s Hammann
Something Else
The Nickel Taphouse
Village Nails & Spa
Woodrow’s

Sponsors

Gifts From
AVAM Visionary Art Museum
Ayd Hardware
Baltimore Orioles
Black Ankle Vineyard
Bonjour French Bakery & Cafe
Center Stage
Cunningham’s
Dale German
Elizabeth Whitner
Germano’s Piattini
Grand Cru Bottle Shop
Green Fields Nursery
Larry Canner Photography
Leading Edge Auto Detail
Ojas Massage
The Avenue Bakery
The Charmery
The Village Chocalatier
Theater Project
Wicked Sisters

Entertainers
Tom Chalkley, Caricatures
Duane Hinton, Drummer
Robert Hitz, Ora Chaya Brock, Amy Weishaar – Musicians

Art Donors
Allegra Marquart
Anayezuka Ahidiana
Andy Allen
Anitha Rathinam
Barbara Donoho
Bernard David
Beverly Eisenberg
Courtney Robinson
Deborah Harris
Elizabeth Kendall
Ellen Brown
Gayle Emmer
Ina Mininsohn
Jean Cohen
Ji Sun Yang
Joel Cohen
John Gazurian
John Wilson
Judy Oakley
Kathleen Deasy
Kathleen Stewart
Laura Penza
Linda Goldberg
Lisa Battle
Lynne Molner
Maman Rikin
Marcy Emmer
Marilyn Appel
Marlene Sololoski-Sandler
Marsha Smelkinson
Matt Hyleck
Matthew Yanchuk
Nancy Valk
Rebecca Lowery
Sara Morales-Morgan
Sidney Brower
Sinem Orem
Sonya Meeker
Theresa Reuter
Tim Rowan
Volker Schoenfliess

Party Committee & Volunteers
Marcy Emmer
Marlene Sokoloski-Sandler
Marsha Smelkinson

Alexander Emmer
Amelia Lavin
Ashly Emmer
Barb Donohoe
Carolyn Phillips
Cynthia Kammann
Dorlee Resnick
Elizabeth Whitner
Ellen Brown
Ellen Wasserman
Jane Reifler
Jane West Walsh
Janet Kelly Sause
Johanna Biehler
John Wilson
Kathleen Stewart
Katie Chang
Larry Sandler
Lisa Robey
Lynne Molner
Marilyn Sullivan
Marty Stewart
Mary Jo Kirschman
Molly Jennings
Pam Worthington
Pat Halle
Ted Mathias

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