About The Museum

The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building, which was constructed in 1912-13, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark. The Museum seeks to promote and support the art, artists, and art programs of our area and region through art education, exhibitions, collections, collaborations with other organizations, special events, and community involvement. MMA programs are designed to further these goals and to make art accessible to everyone in the community. The Museum serves an audience from across the state and region, but primarily from Meridian and Lauderdale County and the surrounding counties: Kemper, Neshoba, Newton, Jasper, and Clarke (in MS), and Sumter and Choctaw (in AL).


The MS Clayworks Invitational is the beginning of a journey in which contemporary ceramics of the 21st Century is featured at Meridian Museum of Art. Invited artists from across the United States are featured. These artists works show diverse subjects, working techniques and clay mediums.

The show collaborates and exchanges information between artists, collectors, and passionate art admirers. This exhibition (ends November 26) strives to bring high quality ceramic art by nationally and internationally renowned ceramic artists to Meridian. We trust people from around Mississippi will make an effort to attend this show.

Artists featured below and works by the same order:

Brenda Wolf (Canada)

Bryan Hobkins (New York)

Claudia Ka Cartee (Mississippi)

Conner Burns (Mississippi)

Connie Christensen (Colorado)

Curtis Benzle (Alabama)

Danny Meisinger (Kansas)

David McDonald (New York)

Gail Morton (Mississippi)

Helene Fielder (Mississippi)

Jeff Longtin (Minnesota)

John Murphy (Michigan)

Larry Allen (Alabama)

Larry Halveson (Washington)

Lou Pierozzi (Illinois)

Mark Goudy (California)

Robert Long (Mississippi)

Sam Clark (Mississippi)

Snail Scott (Illinois)

Stephen Phillips (Mississippi)

Susan Clark (Mississippi)

Susan Thomas (Florida)


Works from private collections being exhibited:

South Africa

Gabby Snyman

John Shirley

Rika Herbst

Sandy Godwin


David Voorhees

Marie Gibbons

Obie Clark

Paul Lewing

Antoinette Badenhorst (Curator for MSCLAYWORKS Invitational)

a PORCELAIN artist
​with 40 years of clay experience. 

Her career as a potter started in South Africa and continued to develop after she obtained  a green card for her and her family in the USA. Specializing in porcelain, she also mentors, teaches and encourage to potters ( as well as other artists) across the world in all ceramic related topics. Students from across the world benefit from her information packed workshops.



Clayworks Invitational

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