Baltimore Clayworks Executive Director Sarah McCann Resigns

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Sarah McCann, executive director of Baltimore Clayworks since late 2013, has left her job.

McCann posted a message on Facebook saying that March 1 was her last day with the organization, Baltimore’s only community nonprofit devoted to the ceramic arts.

Mary Blair, a member of Clayworks’ board of trustees, has been named acting executive director.

McCann’s announcement came one month after the organization disclosed that it is experiencing financial difficulties and looking to sell one or both of its properties in Mount Washington and possibly move to a different location.

In her “letter from the director,” McCann said she is leaving to “pursue other opportunities” but staying in Baltimore. She said she is grateful to everyone connected to Clayworks.

“I know that I leave Clayworks in good hands with a committed staff and an engaged board that will lead the organization through an exciting next chapter,” she wrote. “At every level of the organization, Clayworks brings together an incredible group of people.”

Ed Gunts

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  1. Just down the street, Baltimore Potter’s Guild is the way to go! 3 hour classes for 12 weeks, including clay, glazes, and instruction $330. That’s just over $9/hour. Baltimore Clayworks, one 3 hour beginner class is $50! And you have to pay for the tools and glazes.

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