Baltimore Clayworks' mission is to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding programs in the ceramic arts. Since 1980 Baltimore Clayworks has grown to include 12 resident artists and 20 or so associate artists. We've been blessed to have 23 to 26 trustees at any given time and 15 full time, part time, and contractual staff members. We engage more than 25 instructors, 20 interns and work-study students, dozens of volunteers and hundreds of donors, all of whom make Clayworks a unique, vibrant and community-centered institution. Our exhibitions showcase the best of international, national and local ceramic artists working in ceramic sculpture, pottery, installation and conceptual ceramics. Today, our educational programs which began with 40 dedicated individuals, teach the discipline of ceramics to more than 1200 students on our Mt. Washington campus, and through our nationally acclaimed satellite programs, reach 500 children and senior adults in Baltimore’s most challenged neighborhoods. Clayworks' educational program is led by artists who are both locally treasured and retain high national profile in the field of ceramics.