Matt Hyleck from Baltimore Clayworks 


October 13-Sunday, November 4, 2018

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 13


Artist's Talk 6:00-6:30

Matthew Hyleck

Matt received a BFA from Xavier University in 1997. He currently lives and works as a studio potter and instructor at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD. Matt’s functional pottery has earned recognition by the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship award in Craft in 2005, 2007 and 2011 and has received multiple awards including the 2009 NCECA Biennial (Outstanding Functional Pot Merit Award by Trax Gallery + Skutt Kilns Purchase Award) and 2009 Jersey Shore Clay National (1st Prize).  His studio work was featured on the December 2011 Ceramics Monthly cover and recognized in the May 2008 Ceramics Monthly as an “emerging artist”.  Additionally he has completed visiting artist-residencies at Tainan National University for the Arts, Taiwan R.O.C. in 2005, Ohio University’s Woodfire Symposium in 2010 and Watershed Craft Center’s summer 2012 artists invite artists residency.  He is an associate artist and serves as the education coordinator for Baltimore Clayworks Mt. Washington campus, a position he has held since October 2000.  You may view samples of his work at www.matthewhyleck.com



Sunday, November 4, 2028


fee: $85.00

Registration is required workshop.

Teapots / Bottles / More: Form & Utility
Join Baltimore artist Matt Hyleck in this 1-day demonstration workshop to explore a range of utilitarian forms; cup & saucer, bottles, teapots and lidded forms for the home and table.  Demonstration and conversation will reinforce traditional throwing techniques unique to each form.  
While considering the “how” and “why” of creating each vessel and while learning to assemble components, discussions will center on making functional vessels that are appealing, comfortable to hold, and easy to use. Methods for embellishing the surface will be discussed; including masking, wax resist and some of the nuance of Shino application.  Previous clay experience strongly recommended.

Please go to Workshops in the pull down menu or call us  for assistance.

434 293-0808 



      Vistors are Welcome

          Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00

Friday 12:00-5:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00

Sunday 12:00-5:00

Come browse through the gallery, shop and members studios to see beautiful contemporary pottery and sculptures for sale and all made in Charlottesville. 

 You are also welcome to tour the studios and inquire about our classes and memberships, just check in at the front desk when you arrive.

We hope to see you soon.


Business Hours*

Monday–Thursday: 12pm - 6pm

Friday: 12pm - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

*Some evening and morning classes meet outside of regular business hours.

Where to find us

Address: 700 Harris Street, Suite 104, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Telephone: 434 293 0808

E-mail: info@cityclaycville.com


City Clay hosts shows in the fall and spring and periodically in the winter and summer. Openings for  the gallery shows vary for artists receptions. Please check the schedule for specific dates and times. In addition to our shows we have pottery and sculptures by our members  on display and for sale year round. Please come by and check out the Charlottesville area's best ceramic arts! Click here to read about our current show and also to view an archive of all our past shows. 

* Our thanks to Steve Palmer for the majority of the photos on this website.