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About Samuel

Samuel Wallace is a traditional Jamaican potter who learned to make pots with his extended family in the backyard pottery sheds in rural St. Elizabeth parish. Wallace became a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks in 1993, after he found the organization in the yellow pages while looking for kiln rental. He was, at that time, producing highly decorated work of exquisite beauty from native Maryland stoneware gathered near Memorial Stadium in inner city Baltimore. In the ensuing year, Wallace began... more

Vases

Series of vases

  • Pentagon Vases

    5 sided vases, slab built with coiled neck and scallop rim. Leaf decoration with ruff stick. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise Matte Glaze
  • Oval Vase

    Small vase with scallop rim and leaf design. Stoneware Fired to cone 6 Turquoise glaze
  • Magnolia Vase

    Large vessel, inspired by the magnolia blossom. Ruff stick and geometric design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Magnolia Vase

    Large vessel, inspired by the magnolia blossom. Ruff stick. Natural Clay Fired to cone 10
  • Umbrella Vase

    Large vessel for holding umbrellas. Coiled from bottom to top. Scallop rim. Leaf and ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise Matte glaze
  • Umbrella Vase

    Large vessel for holding umbrellas. Coiled from bottom to top. Crimp rim. Leaf and ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Rhodes White glaze
  • Umbrella Vase

    Large vessel for holding umbrellas. Coiled from bottom to top. Scallop rim. Leaf and ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Temmoku glaze
  • V-Vase

    Coiled vase in V-vase style with bud flower and ruff stick decoration. Stoneware Cone 10 Turquoise Matte Glaze
  • V-Vase

    Coiled vase in V-vase style with bud flower and ruff stick decoration. Natural Clay Fired to cone 10

Plates and Platters

Collection of plates and large platters

  • Fish Plates

    Slab built fish plates in various sizes. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise Matte glase
  • Fish Plate

    Slab built fish plate. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise Matte glase
  • Large Platter

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.18" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Large Platter

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.24" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Golden Platter (detail)

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.18" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Golden Platter

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.18" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Arrows and Arches Platter

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.18" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Arrow Feather Platter

    Wheel thrown platter. Carved relief design. Approx.18" diam. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Platters

    Series of wheel thrown platters. Carved relief designs. Stoneware Fired to cone 10

Mugs

Collection of wheel-thrown and hand built mugs

  • Stamped Mugs

    Slab mugs with braided handles and stamped patterns. Turquoise matte. Stoneware. Fired to cone 10.
  • Mug with braided handle

    Wheel thrown with braided handle. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Sam's Blue Glaze
  • Mug with braided handle

    Wheel thrown with braided handle. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise Matte Glaze
  • Stamped Mugs with braided handles

    Slab mugs with braided handles and stamped patterns. Turquoise matte. Stoneware. Fired to cone 10.
  • Stamped Mugs with braided handles

    Slab mugs with braided handles and stamped patterns. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Turquoise matte and Rhodes white
  • Mugs with braided handles

    Wheel thrown with braided handle. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Rhodes White glaze
  • Mugs with braided handles

    Wheel thrown with braided handle. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Rhodes White glaze

Bowls

Selection of bowls

  • Ruff Stick Bowl

    Wheel thrown bowl. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Rhodes White glaze
  • Ruff Stick Bowl

    Wheel thrown bowl. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10 Sam's Blue glaze
  • Ruff Stick Bowl

    Wheel thrown bowl. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10
  • Stack of Bowls

    Wheel thrown bowl. Ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 10

Lamps

Selection of lamps

  • Lamps

    Slab built lamps with leaf and ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 6 Turquoise glaze
  • Lamp

    Slab built lamp with ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 6 Metallic glaze
  • Lamps

    Slab built lamps with leaf and ruff stick design. Stoneware Fired to cone 6 Metallic glaze

Artist in Education Residency (AiE), Children's Workshops and Community Programs

The MSAC's Arts in Education (AiE) initiative offers high-quality arts experiences for student learning and creative growth. Artists are chosen to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools.

Also taught a variety of children's workshops and programs in Baltimore City and across the state of Maryland.

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Samuel's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.