Baltimore Clayworks Set to Reopen in October

Baltimore Clayworks, which closed this past summer, is scheduled to reopen soon under a new leadership team that hopes to maintain the home-away-from-home atmosphere that customers and artists alike cherished at the ceramics arts center. The 37-year-old Mount Washington-based nonprofit suspended operations in July and announced plans to file for bankruptcy amid mounting financial debt…. Read More

JT Exclusive: Baltimore Clayworks Plans to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Baltimore Clayworks, the Mount Washington-based nonprofit ceramic arts center, plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which likely means operations will cease, Clayworks officials told the JT Sunday. The decision came after a coalition called Clayworks Community Campaign, which was founded in February after Clayworks announced plans to sell its properties, declined to give Clayworks… Read More

JT Exclusive: Clayworks Letter Details Bankruptcy Options

A letter Baltimore Clayworks officials sent to a community group on Tuesday outlines the various scenarios the ceramics nonprofit faces now that a deal to buy its Mount Washington properties has been nixed. Attorneys for Clayworks concluded the organization faces foreclosure or Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the letter obtained by the… Read More

Clayworks’ Conundrum Mounting debt could spell the end of arts institution

When Marsha Smelkinson returned to her native Baltimore in 2009 after living in San Diego for 25 years, she was looking for an outlet that would provide for her a sense of community. It didn’t take long to find Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit center for ceramic arts that opened its doors in Mount Washington 37… Read More