Bedwell, who is now a Clayworks board member and president-elect of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, could not be reached for comment.
Schulman said he thinks Bedwell was too tough an act for him to follow.
"I just think transitions are really difficult," he said.
Schulman said last month that he saw his job as being to "build on (Bedwell's) life's work and make (Clayworks) even more successful than it already is."
He said Clayworks is in the early stages of a five-year, $2.5 million fundraising campaign to renovate and expand the gallery building on Smith Avenue to include an auditorium for 120 people for slide shows and lectures, and an enclosed courtyard.
The building, a former convent, houses exhibitions, a solo gallery, a gift shop called a sales gallery, and a community arts gallery and instruction component for the public, including at city recreation centers and public schools.
Schulman said Baltimore Clayworks has the most extensive community arts program in the nation, and that he wanted more such programming, which already includes ceramics instruction at Tuerk House, a drug and rehabilitation center in west Baltimore.
Clayworks might open at least one satellite office in west Baltimore, with the aim of bringing ceramic arts to the city's disadvantaged neighborhoods, Schulman said.
Working at Clayworks as recently as last month were 10 artists in residence, who split their artwork sales 60-40 with Clayworks.
"They want to be here," said Schulman, a former ceramic artist, academic, curator and critic with a master's degree in fine arts. "One of my goals is to do more of this for more artists. I want to find more ways to support the artists and subsidize them."