After 37 years in business, Baltimore Clayworks shuttered its doors in July. With a new board of trustees, the ceramic arts center will reopen its Studio Building in Mount Washington later this month.
A new board of trustees appointed to oversee the operations and finances of the institution has already taken the steps to pay some its creditors, rehire two previous Clayworks staffers and assemble volunteers to prepare for the reopening.
The new board faces its biggest obstacle next year, repaying a $650,000 debt. A proposal to sell one of the Clayworks properties to offset the debt may come up for a vote soon.
At a meeting scheduled next week, the board will discuss the hiring a new executive director and the organization’s finances.