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Hopkins Clay Initiative


Mission Statement

The Hopkins Clay Initiative uses clay as a therapeutic and more importantly fun activity to help various populations of Baltimore. We visit after-school programs, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and several other kinds of organizations committed to improving the lives of Baltimore's in-need. We supply clay and pottery materials, then demonstrate making pinch pots, coil pots, clay figurines, and other clay projects. After the session of molding, we fire it in our kiln and return it to be painted. We take it back one more time for a last firing, then return the pieces finished and shiny. You would be surprised how excited people can be to receive a gift they have made themselves.


Bridget McGowan, President,

Anna Zetkulic, Alumni Liason,


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Johns Hopkins University - Center for Social Concern
3103 North Charles Street - Baltimore, MD 21218
phone: 410.516.4777 - fax: 410.516.5123 -

Building Hours M-TH 8:30AM-10:00PM, F 8:30AM-5:00PM