Hats Off to Mudflat: A Gala Celebration of Clay and Creativity

Saturday, Oct 18, 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Somerville, MA … Sept 22, 2014 Mudflat Studio, a haven for clay and creativity for more than 40 years, will
host “Hats Off to Mudflat: A Gala Celebration” on Oct. 18, 2014, with support from the greater Boston community and more than 90 internationally recognized ceramic artists.

The benefit gala, to be held in Mudflat Studio’s innovative space in a former theater on Broadway in East Somerville, will feature silent and live auctions of ceramic work, fine food, and live music. All proceeds will be used to support Mudflat, a non-profit, 501c3 organization.

Artists contributing works for the auction include some of the field’s best and most exciting ceramic artists, including Phil Rogers, Chris Gustin, Posey Bacopoulos, Warren MacKenzie, Ken Matsuzaki, and Megumi Naitoh.

Tickets are: $85 early bird, $100 after October 1

Mudflat Studio was founded in 1971 to promote awareness and interest in the ceramic arts. It encompasses a thriving ceramics school and 36 studios for professional ceramic artists. Mudflat offers a broad range of classes and workshops for students of all ages and abilities and reaches hundreds of local children through its extensive outreach programs. Mudflat also maintains a sales gallery at the Porter Square Shopping Center in Cambridge, and a highly competitive Artist-In-Residence program.

In November 2005, Mudflat purchased the long-abandoned Broadway Theater in Somerville and in August 2011, moved into the structure, now remodeled by Brooks Mostue, Davis Square Architect, and The Casali Group, Boston, developer.

Media: Please consider a feature on Mudflat Studio’s upcoming gala, the studio’s remarkable history, and its architecturally innovative space. For more info, high-resolution photos or interview requests, contact Angela Cunningham at 703-888-6331 or angbcunning@hotmail.com

Additional information about Mudflat can be found on our website at http://www.mudflat.org, on Facebook (Mudflat Pottery School), or Twitter @Mudflat_Studio

81 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 617-628-0589 http://www.mudflat.org

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