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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 31, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 20
Art in Clay Featured in George Peabody Exhibition

Vessels by Lorna Taylor

The works of more than 40 artists from the Baltimore Clayworks studio showcase the numerous possibilities of their art in Maryland Clay, a juried exhibition of more than 80 works at the George Peabody Library, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, March 31.

Maryland Clay is presented in conjunction with Tour de Clay, a six-week celebration of ceramic art featuring more than 170 exhibitions throughout the state of Maryland.

"We are delighted to be among the cultural and educational institutions in Mt. Vernon collaborating in this tribute to ceramic art and artists," said Winston Tabb, dean of university libraries at Johns Hopkins. "Maryland Clay is a wonderful complement to the Peabody's rich collection in the decorative arts."

Juror Jimmy Clark, executive director of the Peters Valley Craft Education Center in Layton, N.J., describes the show as "an eclectic exhibition filled with variety and creativity."

"The selected works vary in scale from miniature to monolithic, from fully functional to strictly sculptural, from traditional to cutting edge," he said. "Almost every conceivable technique employed in constructing and firing ceramic art is represented in this show."

Clark and Deborah Bedwell, executive director of Baltimore Clayworks, will be the featured speakers at the opening reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. The reception is free and open to the public, but guests must call 410-578-1919 to register.

The public may view the works of art between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Additional showings will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 18.


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