How soon? If the bankruptcy papers are filed, it is possible that the Clayworks buildings will be sold for other purposes, and that the hope of continuing in our Studio/Classroom Building will be gone forever. It is also possible that working with the community and our many supporters, we can assemble a new organization to … Continue reading How soon could Clayworks reopen?
We have heard the questions, "Why are you raising funds? I thought Baltimore Clayworks had closed." Good opportunity for us to explain: We are collecting pledges and monies because the Clayworks Community Campaign is continuing. Since the start of our Campaign (in February), the monies we raise are held safely until the contributor directs that … Continue reading Why are we raising funds now?
Dear Friends, As you know, the Baltimore Clayworks Inc. Board of Trustees has closed the doors, cancelled programs and announced intention to file for bankruptcy. The Clayworks Community Campaign is working hard with attorneys and civic leaders to identify a path forward that will reopen the doors of the Studio, begin the revival and introduce … Continue reading Please help right now
Trying to answer your questions: Supporters of Baltimore Clayworks -- including students, artists, former trustees, teachers, (now unemployed) staff, and friends -- gathered Saturday at the Randallstown library to talk about the closing, the announced bankruptcy filing, and what might happen in the future. We greatly appreciate the information that Clayworks Community Campaign attorney Douglas … Continue reading What happens now?
What’s happening at the meeting on Saturday? Many of you have written or phoned with questions about the bankruptcy announced by Clayworks, about what will happen when, about what might happen after bankruptcy is filed. We have been unable to answer because there is much we do not know and also due to the press of … Continue reading Info on Access and Saturday Meeting
Update to this post as of 6pm Wednesday 7/19: Baltimore Clayworks published information on times and procedures to retrieve your personal property. The details are published here: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Clayworks-Patrons--Pick-Up---Return-of-Artwork---Personal-Items.html?soid=1102424019745&aid=DYa3hnpVIxU Since the Board announced it would pursue bankruptcy and closed the doors, many of us and many of you are unable to remove our personal property, including finished … Continue reading Suggestion for Students, Artists
A lot has happened since it became clear that the Board of Public Works would not approve the Baltimore Clayworks sale contract on July 5, including the withdrawl of that contract, the closing of doors and canceling of camps and classes and programs, and communications from the Board of Trustees that it intends to file for … Continue reading Working to Save Baltimore Clayworks
News reports this week regarding the (now-withdrawn) contract for sale of Clayworks' buildings and the possible bankruptcy of the corporation include some quotes and statements from "Interim Executive Director" Powell, to which we will withhold comment for now. We are focusing on other important efforts and are hoping to bridge the divide to re-engage with … Continue reading Message to Community
We are indebted to many individuals and civic leaders who have heard the voices of the Clayworks Community in this campaign to retain our home and restore the organization to stability and success. We are united in our goal: to see a healthy Baltimore Clayworks, with financial stability restored and assured, reviving its pursuit of … Continue reading Clayworks Community’s Good Friends
Oppose this hasty, reckless, unnecessary sale-and-move idea? You are definitely not alone. Earlier today (June 17), the Clayworks Community Petition signers leaped past the 1,000 total, and is now over that amount. Check here for the latest numbers and names. You will recognize the names of devoted and long-time supporters of Baltimore Clayworks, including the … Continue reading One Thousand and Counting ….