Bolton Hill Architectural Terracotta Residency in Ceramics

Five national and international ceramic artists will participate in an innovative residency in the Ceramics department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Baltimore National Heritage Area.

The Bolton Hill Architectural Terracotta Residency in Ceramics seeks to create a dynamic relationship with the community for its development.

Bolton Hill residents are invited to submit photographs of historic architectural stones in or on their homes, along with stories or histories relevant to their home’s architecture. These will provide context for the artists’ consideration during the residency.

During the residency period of May 27 – June 17, artists will work collaboratively and individually on prototypes of contemporary architectural terracotta that align with the aesthetics of the neighborhood’s historic architecture.

Artists will explore innovation in design and motif through new technologies such as 3D scanning, computer-­aided design (CAD), and computer numerically controlled milling (CNC).

Please send photos and other submissions with your name to professor Mat Karas at with the subject heading “Bolton Hill Terracotta Project.”

You can also become a partner with MICA and the Bolton Hill ceramic residency by making a gift in support of the project at or by calling 410-225-4259.