Allen Moore, Daniela XXX and Matthew Hyleck wearing dust masks and smiles as we film at Clayworks, December 2014.

Allen Moore, Daniela Mileykovsky and Matthew Hyleck wearing dust masks and smiles as we film at Clayworks, December 2014.


Through generous funding from the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this entire project has been documented in a short film that debuts on September 25th, 2015, in Gilman 50.  The film is directed by Dr. Bernadette Wegenstein, produced by Dr. Wegenstein, Sanchita Balachandran, and Dr. Elizabeth Rodini with cinematography by Allen Moore, editing by Maxwell Anderson, and sound recording by Daniela Mileykovsky.  Additional sponsors of for the film include the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and the Center for Advanced Media Studies.  Dr. Joel Schildbach, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education will introduce the film on the 25th, and after the screening, there will be a brief Q&A with the filmmakers.  The film runs for 18 minutes and features thirteen undergraduate students, one graduate teaching assistant, one curator/conservator, two potters, and the ancient Greek potters and painters who inspired all of the work of this project.

See our film here!



The course has already been featured on “Humanities Connection” on WYPR, Baltimore’s NPR station with Dr. Phoebe Stein, and produced by Michele Alexander.  The program has an audience of  over 13,000 Baltimore-area listeners.  To date, two segments about the course have already aired:

Sanchita Balachandran, “Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum”, Sept. 4th, 2014

Matthew Hyleck, “Archaeology and the Ceramic Artist: Baltimore Clayworks”, Dec 11, 2014

The final segment in this series is written by graduate student Ross Brendle, and undergraduate students Anna Soifer and Savannah De Montesquiou.  Their segment is scheduled to air on May 7th, 2015 at 4:44pm.

Other Media

See Sanchita Balachandran discuss the course at the 2015 College Art Association conference in New York, NY.  The presentation was part of a panel discussion on the topic, “Conservation and the Future of Art”, held at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.