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BY MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY Howard Magazine
Owner Michael Koplow holds fused glass art at the remodeled ClayGround Studio & Gallery in historic Ellicott City. PHOTOS BY KARL MERTON FERRON
The ClayGround Studio & Gallery reopens after renovations in Ellicott City
For the past ve years, the universe has done everything it could to thwart the Koplow family’s plans to
renovate their pottery and glass studio in Ellicott City.
But on May 11 — after two historic oods that
decimated the town, a falling oak tree that poked a
hole through the roof and a global pandemic — the
ClayGround Studio & Gallery triumphantly reopened.
“Would we have bought the business if we knew
everything that was going to happen?” Michael Koplow asked. “Probably, yes, because that’s how crazy
The Ellicott City couple and their adult son, Matt
Koplow, have just completed a $500,000 renovation of
the 2,700-square-foot space that opened up both oors
of the old stone building.
The rst oor contains ClayGround’s gallery, which
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The Koplow family opened the renovated 2,700-square-foot ClayGround just off
Main Street on Old Columbia Pike.