call for entry: Teapots VIII

Juried by Sam Chung

January 7-March 4, 2017
Click here to apply

September 22nd, 2017:  Application deadline
October 20th, 2017:  Notification on Website
December 18th, 2017:  Work due at Gallery by this date
January 6th, 2017,  6-8:  Opening Reception
March 4th, 2017: Exhibition Closes

Exhibition Requirements and Application Process

  • 100 Teapots VIII will be hosted by Baltimore Clayworks and held in our Main Exhibition Gallery from January 7-March 4, 2017.
  • The opening reception will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Work must remain in our gallery for the duration of the show.
  • Accepted artists are responsible for shipping both to and from Baltimore Clayworks’ Gallery.
  • Baltimore Clayworks receives 50% of the retail price of each artwork sold, the artist receives 50%.


  • 100 Teapots VIII is open to ceramic artists who reside in the United States
  • Work must have been completed in the past two years
  • Clay must be the primary material
  • All works must be for sale
  • Notification of accepted artists will be posted on our website by October 20th, 2016
  • Additional paperwork will be sent to accepted artists after notification


  • All applications must be received by September 22, 2016
  • Include a $30 application fee
  • No more than 5 images (including details) may be submitted
  • Images submitted must be of work available for the exhibition
  • Each image must be a JPEG (.jpg) digital file of at least 300dpi at 5×7 inches
  • Each file name must be labeled with the artist’s three
    initials in this order: Last, First, Middle (use “X” if no middle
    initial) and the corresponding number from the Image information page.
  • For example- Arthur Clay Potter would be “pac_1.jpg”

Juror’s Statement:
The teapot is one of the most recognizable and iconic
pottery forms throughout the world.  It’s a form that has evolved
throughout history in many cultures, yet its function remains constant,
to deliver tea.  Not many ceramic forms point at such a specific
ritual as the teapot does.  The handle extends an offer to the user’s
hand, the lid invites the user to insert tea and hot water, and the
spout delivers the reward.  It’s a magical object that mediates a
series of actions for a specific beverage.
There is probably no other pottery form that is as complex
as the teapot.  What other form demands so much attention to so many
things? Form, design, function, ergonomics, pouring, scale, and history
are among many of the factors that one can address.  It is also has the
most sculptural potential within the vernacular of pottery and
continues to be one of the most broadly interpreted forms in ceramics. 
From strictly functional, to cube-shaped, to figurative, to organic,
the teapot has taken on so many variations.  It has been one of the
most creatively interpreted forms in historical and contemporary

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State
University and his BA from St. Olaf College. He taught at Northern
Michigan University from 1998-2007 and has been teaching at Arizona
State University since 2007 where he is an Associate Professor of
Ceramics. He has exhibited at Harvey Meadows, Ann Linnemann Gallery,
AKAR, Greenwich House Pottery, Sherry Leedy and Lacoste Gallery. Sam’s
work is included in the collections of The Crocker Art Museum (CA),
Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San
Angelo Museum (TX), and American Museum of Ceramic Art (CA).

job posting: Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore Clayworks is hiring a Studio and Programs Director.  Deadline September 1st.

This position is responsible for overseeing the development and
management of Baltimore Clayworks studio and artist programs. This is
both a management and administrative position. The position is
responsible for supervising the Education Coordinator, Springboard,
Residency and Wood Kiln programs and developing and managing onsite
programs and classes for adults, and for administering evaluation for
such programs, and hiring and managing of teaching artists. The position
requires demonstrated abilities to work effectively with a wide variety
of people, excellent time and detail management skills, communication
skills, and extensive knowledge of and interest in ceramic arts and
artist services. This position will ensure Baltimore Clayworks’ studio
is functioning at optimal capacity and efficiency.

About the Organization:

As Maryland’s only 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization dedicated
to the ceramic arts, Baltimore Clayworks provides essential programs
and services to local, national and international artists, both from its
campus in northwest Baltimore and in the community sites throughout the
metropolitan area. Currently it operates four essential program areas:
education, exhibitions, community arts and artist residency program.
Clayworks’ stated core values are artist-centeredness, inclusivity,
excellence, integrity and joy. Clayworks’ mission is to develop, promote
and sustain an artist-centered community, which provides exceptional
artistic, educational and collaborative programs in the ceramic art.

Reporting: Reports to Executive Director, works in collaboration with Facilities Manager

Essential Functions:

Studio Program

  • Oversee Baltimore Clayworks’ Artists program, including designing,
    developing and supervising the operations of the resident artist and
    associate artist programs in accordance to the long-term strategic plans
    in collaboration with Baltimore Clayworks’ Director and the Board of
  • Make recommendations for advancement and growth of said program.
  • Provide administrative support to the Studio Program, including
    overseeing studio and education advertising and rentals, kiln rentals,
    studio clean up, communication with artists and conflict resolution.
  • Maintain a maximum occupancy in studios at all times in accordance with appropriate review, jury or enrollment procedures.
  • Work with the Executive Director on improving and strengthening jury
    process, including brainstorming guest jurors, reviewing application
    process and facilitating jury.
  • In collaboration with Education Coordinator and Facilities Manager,
    provide thorough orientation to facility, equipment and Baltimore for
    new resident, fellowship, and teaching artists.
  • Manage Education Coordinator and studio intern.
  • Develop and coordinate (in collaboration with the shop, and
    exhibition coordinator) visiting artist and other special workshops in
    conjunction with the adult education program, community arts,
    exhibitions, and events.
  • Orient artists to Baltimore Clayworks procedures regarding firing kilns, mixing clay, using raw materials, building access, etc.
  • Run annual trainings and refresher for all artists and staff.
  • Work with Facilities Manager to anticipate and oversee all repairs,
    maintenance, and capital improvements to major equipment and facilities
    in the education and studio program areas, including electrical,
    plumbing, structural, etc., with advisement from Executive and Finance
    Directors, and technical staff.
  • As needed assist with artist recruitment and wood kiln program.
  • Design, develop, manage (in collaboration with community arts and
    education staff) special education convenings, collaborations and
    partnerships, conducted both internally and externally.


  • Provide overall vision and pedagogy for adult education and artist
    programs. Design adult classes and workshops quarterly
    (winter/spring/summer/fall sessions).
    Develop recommendations for and oversee actual long-term strategic plans
    for onsite adult education programs for Baltimore Clayworks, in
    consultation with Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Create annual goals for onsite classes and workshops. Provide reports to director on progress of goals on a quarterly basis.
  • With Baltimore Clayworks Leadership team develop cross-program initiatives and classes.
  • Design, develop and supervise the operations of regular education programs in the Mt. Washington Studio.
  • Supervise Work Exchange Program.
  • In collaboration with Executive Director supervise Education
    Coordinator and Wood Kiln Manager and meet with staff to set annual
    goals and facilitate performance reviews.
  • Work with Facilities Manager to upkeep equipment and ensure fully functional studio.
  • Communicate with students and teachers.
  • Program professional development opportunities for students and teachers.
  • Represent Baltimore Clayworks as necessary at conferences, workshops and public events
  • Enforce procedures for student and studio artist access.
  • Coordinate with other Baltimore Clayworks program staff on special
    events and use of classroom space; maintain schedule for classrooms in
    coordination with Children’s Program Coordinator and Education
  • Other: Assist with exhibition openings and events; organize and
    implement workshops and volunteer recruitment for studio clean up and
    open studio, maintain inventory of tools and clay for re-sale; other
    duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in arts education.
  • MFA in ceramic arts or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity.
  • Experience managing the teaching of craft and background in ceramic arts.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal as well as written
  • Computer knowledge- Microsoft Excel and Word. Prior receipt software and database experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 501(c)3 organizations is a plus but not required.
  • Problem solving.
  • Time management.
  • Team player.
  • Demonstrated excellent people skills
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50lbs.
  • Flexible schedule, some nights and weekends required.

Graphic Clay @ Baltimore Clayworks

juried by Jason Bige Burnett, will highlight new developments and
techniques in surface design of ceramic art and will showcase new
talent as well as highlight known experts in the field. This vibrant
and illustrative exhibition will include methods such as sgraffito,
mishima, china paint, ceramic decals and print processes on clay.

Juried Artists: Stuart Asprey (OK),Claire
Bresette (TX),  Kira Call (MA), Angela Carbone (TX), Amy Chase (KY),
Jenny Rose Clay (IL), Allison Cochran (OH), David T. Collins/Luciana M.
Lazzarino(GA), Patrick Coughlin (PA), Nicolas Darcourt (MN), Alice
Drew (MA), Sydney Ewerth (AL), Mary Patricia Fretz (NY), Justin Gerace
(CT), Mia Halton (MD), Kirsten Mae Heteji  (NJ), Carol Hurwitch (MD),
Bradley Klem (AZ), Marina Kuchinski (IL), Paul Maloney (IN), E Clark
Marshall (UT), Colleen McCall (NY), Lynne Molner (MD), Sara
Morales-Morgan (PA), Emily Nickel (IN), Rick Nickel (VA), Gin O’Keefe
(MO), Michael Poness (MD), Don Reynolds (CT), Michael Roche (MA), Susan
Sidebottom (IN), Rebecca Sipper (GA), Greg Stahly (MI), Missy Steele
(MD), David Stevens (OK), Shannon Sullivan (CA), Ian Thomas (PA), Kodi
Thompson (FL), Kwok Pong Tso (MO), Stephanie Wilhelm (MD), Scott
Ziegler (NC).

Invited Artists: Molly Anne Bishop (IL), Shae
Bishop (NC), Jeremy Brooks (IL), Charlie Cummings (FL), Israel Davis
(MI), Andrew Gilliatt (TX), Jeremy Kane (AK), Richard Peterson (OH),
Justin Rothshank (IN), Kristin Schoonover (NC), Paul Andrew Wandless
(IL), Adero Willard (MA), Liz Zlot Summerfield (NC).

call for entry: The Potent Object

The Potent Object
Richard Cleaver, Juror

August 17- September 28, 2013

This exhibition showcases the power of small-scale sculptural
works. Highlighting artworks no larger than 12 inches, but that possess
a much larger presence. Composed mainly of ceramic, with some mixed
media additions, these objects prove that something doesn’t have to be
huge to be monumental.

Artwork size is limited to 12 inches in any direction.
Use of Mixed media is allowed, but may not comprise more than 50% of the artwork.
Display possibilities include: pedestals, wall, hanging from the ceiling or as an installation.
Postmark Deadline: May 10, 2013

Contact details:
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
Phone: 410-578-1919 ext.18