Baltimore Clayworks


October 14, 2001|By Sloane Brown

Creativity wasn't just the province of the artists at the Baltimore Clayworks annual get-together. The 200 guests were also encouraged to be artistic at "A Hands-On Affair."

In one corner of the Sheraton Inner Harbor banquet room, partygoers could decorate clay coin dishes with a variety of glazes. In another, folks were using brightly colored polymer to mold pendants and rings for themselves. For those who just preferred to watch someone else's creative juices flow, several students from Clayworks' community arts program fashioned all sorts of wondrous clay sculptures.

And then there were the silent auction tables, loaded with the fruits of other artists' endeavors.

Among those being artfully entertained: Sue Langford, event chair; Edgar and Ann Silver, event honorees; John Smith, Baltimore Clayworks board chair; Beverly Carter, Topper Crook, Susan Gladstone, Sally Gold, Bob Nichols, Nancy Sandbower and Lorna Taylor, board members; Deborah Bedwell, Clayworks executive director; Marlene Solokoski, Clayworks founder; Lillian Augustus, Family League of Baltimore City contract manager; Mike McManmom, Ernst & Young senior manager; Gayle Lomax, T. Rowe Price vice president; Kostas Alexakis, Public Sector Solutions CEO; John Carter, Carter Design owner; Harold Hackerman, Ellin & Turner CPA; Lewis Hudnell, Burgess Preston partner; and Emma Barth-Elias, St. Paul Companies commercial insurance underwriter.

The ceramics soiree raised about $20,000 for Baltimore Clayworks programs.

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