POTSKETCH 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 27, FROM 6-10PM AT THE NORTH UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

POTSKETCH 2012

Bidding is now closed. Thanks to all of our bidders, every Potsketch found a home!

POTSKETCH Gala was on April 21!
Click below (on "Come to Final Silent Auction Gala") to learn more about our 2012 event!

 

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James Bailey

Montana
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Courtney Blazon

Montana
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Pamela Caughey

Montana
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K Rhynus Cesark

Colorado
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Eva Champagne

Montana
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Meagan Chaney Gumpert

Florida
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Victoria Christen

Victoria Christen

Oregon
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Jennifer Combe

Montana
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Danny Crump

Oregon
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Nancy Erickson

Montana
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Donna Flanery

Florida
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Jill Foote-Hutton

Montana
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Dean Foster

Montana
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Emily Free Wilson

Montana
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Stephanie Frostad

Montana
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Julia Galloway

Montana
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Mo Gary

Montana
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Bev Beck Glueckert

Montana
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Stephen Glueckert

Montana
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George Gogas

Montana
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Chris Gustin

Massachusetts
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Perry Haas

Montana
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Matt Hamon

Montana
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Jim Heath

Montana
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Sarahjess Hurt

Montana
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Rebecca Hutchinson

Massachusetts
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Alex Kraft

New Mexico
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Dyna Kuehnle

Montana
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Lady Pajama

Montana
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Steve Lee

Montana
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Donna Loos

Montana
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Marilyn Lysohir

Idaho
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*If this little sweet
drawing is sold for over
$100, the person who
buys it gets a free box
of cowgirl chocolates. A challenge!

Clay Mahn

Montana
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Cathryn Mallory

Montana
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Kicki Masthem

Oregon
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Melissa Mencini

Alaska
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Ron Meyers

Georgia
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Priscilla Mouritzen

Denmark
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Karl O. Neuroth

Pennsylvania
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Richard Notkin

Montana
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ones

Montana
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Diane Paparo

Pennsylvania
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Jazmine Raymond

Montana
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David Regan

Montana
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Alison Reintjes

Montana
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Brandon Reintjes

Montana
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Tai Rogers

Montana
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Audrey Rosulek

Montana
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Lauren Sandler

Montana
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Karen McAlister Shimoda

Montana
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David Scott Smith

Montana
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Gretel Stoudt

Montana
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Patricia Thornton

Montana
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Tim Thornton

Montana
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Bobby Tilton

Montana
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Sue Tirrell

Montana
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Shalene Valenzuela

Montana
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Rimas Visgirda

Illinois
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Triesch Voelker

New Mexico
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Patti Warashina

Washington
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Kurt Weiser

Arizona
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Janet Whaley

Montana
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Kensuke Yamada

Montana
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Lilly Zuckerman

Montana
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Live Auction

Bidding for the items below will take place at the Potsketch event on April 21.
If you cannot attend and are interested in placing a proxy bid, please contact us to make arrangements

Doug Baldwin

Duck Ball Game
earthenware

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Renee Brown

Double Bird Bowl
earthenware

full donation

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Eva Champagne

Common Insouciance
earthenware, porcelain

full donation

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Danny Crump

Rose
wood fired stoneware

full donation

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Donna Flanery

Jar
earthenware

full donation

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Bobby Free

bowl
soda fired porcelain, slips

full donation

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Julia Galloway

Pitcher
porcelain

full donation

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Mo Gary

Untitlted
stoneware

full donation

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Seth Green

Ritual Bottle with Stopper
stoneware

full donation

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Perry Haas

pair of bottles
wood fired stoneware

full donation

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Clare Ann Harff

Still Life
soda fired stoneware on a juniper base

full donation

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Trey Hill

The Good Side
ceramic, underglaze, metal leaf

full donation

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Sarah Jaeger

Pitcher
porcelain

full donation

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Jayson Lawfer

Vessel
porcelain with Sand, slip, glaze, soda fired to cone 11

full donation

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Steve Lee

Untitled
porcelain

full donation

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Beth Lo

Short/Long
porcelain

full donation

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Phil Mahn

Covered Jar
wood fired stoneware

full donation

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Jill Oberman

reach
reduction fired stoneware

full donation

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Alison Reintjes

Heptagon Antiprism
slipcast porcelain

full donation

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Tai Rogers

Orientation
screen printed underglaze, low fire glaze

full donation

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Audrey Rosulek

Two Cups and One Saucer
porcelain, underglaze pencil, glaze

full donation

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Richard Smith

Stack with 3 Horns
wood fired stoneware

full donation

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Kelly Stevenson

Sink to Swim
stoneware, gold leaf, acrylic, found object

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Shalene Valenzuela

Hammer from Implements of Self Construction Series
slip cast earthenware

full donation

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Lilly Zuckerman

Untitled
earthenware

full donation

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Artist Bios

JAMES BAILEY

James Bailey holds a MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is currently an artist and Professor in the School of Art at the University of Montana, and continues his research into both traditional and experimental approaches in printmaking.  As an artist, James has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in over 170 exhibitions and national print portfolios throughout the United States and abroad.  His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including those of the Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Jundt Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Mesa Arts Center and Sioux City Arts Center among others.

James has presented lectures and workshops through such venues as Frogman’s press, Split Rock Arts Program, Blanden Art Museum, Holter Art Museum, PABA Center, along with being a visiting artist at numerous institutions in addition to establishing Matrix Press at the University of Montana.

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DOUG BALDWIN

Doug Baldwin received his BA (1961) and MA (1965) from the University of Montana. He also studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. From 1969 to 2004 he taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His work has been exhibited internationally. In the past, Doug has worked as a Studio Artist at the Clay Studio of Missoula, but is currently developing his work into short movies.

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COURTNEY BLAZON

Courtney Blazon is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, where she received a BFA in illustration. She is working as an artist and freelance illustrator in Missoula, Montana. Her work has been featured at various local and regional art galleries and venues, at the Missoula Art Museum, on Juxtapoz.com, as well as the Western edition of New American Paintings in October 2007 and Studio Visit Magazine. She has illustrated for Slumgullion, Montana Lyric Opera, the Missoula Independent, Shakespeare & Co., Missoula Oblongata, as well as a variety of magazines and publications.

She has had solo shows at the Pony Club Gallery in Portland, OR, Victrola Coffee and Art in Seattle, WA, Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT and most recently University of Montana UC Gallery. She is a recipient of a Montana Arts Council 2011 Artist Innovation Award

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RENÉE BROWN

Renée grew up in Conyers, Georgia, playing in a creek bed and catching crawfish. Clay has always been under her nails. In 2002, she left her design career to pursue clay full time. In 2007, she received her MFA from the University of North Texas, and has since completed several residencies in Montana. She was a resident artist at the Clay Studio of Missoula from 2008-2010, and is currently maintaining a professional studio practice in Missoula and is owner of Double Happiness, a local interior design operation.

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PAMELA CAUGHEY

Pamela Caughey grew up in Wisconsin, where she received her BS in Biochemistry from UW-Madison in 1983. She has lived in Montana since 1986, and lives with her husband. Her work covers a wide range of media, and has received awards, been published, and shown nationally in venues including the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO, and throughout Montana. Exhibitions of her work in 2012 include the 10th NW Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT, Emerson Center for the Arts and Bozeman, MT, the Missoula Art Museum’s Triennial 2012, and Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture.

Caughey received her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montana in 2010. She is on the faculty of the Bitterroot College of the University of Montana in Hamilton, Montana where she teaches courses in Visual Language-Drawing and 2D/Color and Design Foundations.

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K RHYNUS CESARK

K Rhynus Cesark received her Bachelor of Arts in Art from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and received her Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston Massachusetts.  K has lived in Carbondale Colorado for 16  years where she maintains a studio and lives in with her husband, Mark, their two sons, and dog.  K divides her time in her studio between ceramics and encaustic painting.  K is currently serves as the Executive Co-Director for The Carbondale Clay Center.  K teaches at Colorado Mountain College, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

K is a Fellowship recipient from the Colorado Council on the Arts, for her ceramic sculpture. She is a former Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village Colorado.  She exhibits her work nationally.

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EVA CHAMPAGNE

Eva received her B.A. in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and completed Post-Baccalaureate study at the University of Florida. In 2009 she earned her M.F.A. from the University of Montana-Missoula. Since then, she has been a resident artist at AIR Vallauris in France, Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.

In June of this year she will have completed a two-year residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula, marked by a solo show, Littoral Drift, in May. Her sculptures have been exhibited and are in permanent collections in Europe and the United States.

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MEAGAN CHANEY-GUMPERT

Chaney’s wall reliefs and sculptures have been shown nationally and reside in the permanent collections of The Appleton Museum of Art and The Marion County Courthouse Annex, Ocala, FL, The Butler Memorial Hospital, Pittsburg, PA, Capital Broadcasting; Durham, NC, O2 Fitness,Cary, NC, and Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. She has been a Resident Artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and The Clay Studio of Missoula.

Chaney received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. In 2010, she completed a post-baccalaureate study in ceramics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Cary, NC, Chaney moved to north central Florida in 2007. She now teaches workshops and maintains a private studio in Ocala, FL where she lives with her husband and young son.

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VICTORIA CHRISTEN

Victoria Christen lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is a full-time studio potter. She has been a resident artist at Guldagaard, the International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark and the Archie Bray Foundation, in Montana.

Victoria has given many workshops across the United States. She has been the recipient of an NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award, two Minnesota Arts Board Grants, and a travel grant to Japan. MFA University of Minnesota

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JENNIFER COMBE

Over the past decade, Jennifer Combe has engaged in an art practice investigating the cultural contexts around mark and meaning making, both on the canvas and in the classroom. She earned her MFA from Vermont College in Montpellier, VT in 2009, a MIT in1997and a BA in1995 from The Evergreen State College where she focused on anti-bias education, cultural studies, and art. She has taught in both alternative and traditional K-12 public education for the past fourteen years. Her visual work has been exhibited in a range of venues, including galleries, homes, state buildings, restaurants, book stores, LGBTQ festivals, and colleges in Portland, Seattle, Olympia, Montpelier, VT, Salt Lake City, and Missoula, MT. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana where she teaches foundations and art education.

She spent one summer as a Girl Scout counselor at which none of the radicals or lesbians was ever rehired.

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DANNY CRUMP

Danny Crump is a ceramic artist living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Utah State University, and studied porcelain at Jingedezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China.

He was a two-year Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio of Missoula and has completed residencies in Red Lodge, Montana; Shenzhen, China; and Kaeo, New Zealand. Currently, Danny works at Mudshark Studios, a slip-casting studio based in Portland, Oregon

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NANCY ERICKSON

Nancy Erickson and her husband live in a mountain canyon near Missoula, sharing the habitat with cougars, bears, skunk, deer, gophers and many birds and other humans. Non-humans, she believes firmly, have lives as interesting as our own, and continues to use them as subjects for paintings and fabric works. In the mid-1960’s, Nancy received an MFA in painting at the University of Montana, having earlier degrees in zoology and nutrition.

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DONNA FLANERY

Donna Flanery is primed to earn her MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2013. Her playful illustrations defied the space of her pots when she was a two-time summer resident at the Clay Studio in 2010 and 2011.  She has also been a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and received her BFA from the University of Montana in 2005.

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JILL FOOTE-HUTTON

Jill Foote-Hutton became the Red Lodge Clay Center Gallery Coordinator last year, having just concluded her sixth year as Gallery Director and Anonymal Chair of Art at East Central College. Jill received her BFA in Sculpture from Webster University, St. Louis in 1994 and her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Mississippi, Oxford in 2003.

An admitted ceramic nerd with an egalitarian perspective on the evolution of contemporary A-R-T, she is, “excited to be present in a time and location where traditional techniques and methods come together with contemporary ideals to create a new creature, more wholly reflective of our world.”

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DEAN FOSTER

Born and raised in West Michigan, Dean Foster attended Grand Valley State University where he received his BFA in Ceramics in 2009. He was part of the World Ceramics Biennale in South Korea in the summer of 2009.

Traveling to Missoula Montana for graduate school, Dean has been teaching at the Clay Studio of Missoula since the fall 2010. He is currently pursuing a MFA in ceramics at the University of Montana.

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EMILY FREE WILSON

Emily Free Wilson is originally from Roseburg, Oregon and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin in 2001.  She makes porcelain pottery through her family business, Free Ceramics in Helena, Montana. 

In addition to working with clay, Emily is the gallery director at the Archie Bray Foundation.  The fall of 2011 she was a visiting artist at Pottery Northwest.  Emily loves to create whimsical fun pieces that encourage smiles, joy and imagination.

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BOBBY FREE

Bobby Free was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982.  He grew up in the southwest region of Oregon, and started his college career in the Bay Area of California. He later finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah in Logan, Utah where her earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  He now lives in Helena, Montana, working as a production potter for Free Ceramics, a homegrown family business built with his older sister and her husband.  When time allows, he makes his own style of pots and fires a wood/salt kiln in Unionville, Montana.

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STEPHANIE J. FROSTAD

Stephanie J. Frostad studied at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, the Maryland Institute, College of Art (BFA 1990) and the University of Montana (MFA 1994). She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad in Canada, China, Italy and New Zealand. Stephanie lives and works in Missoula, Montana.

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JULIA GALLOWAY

Julia Galloway has exhibited across the United States and Canada, and she has demonstrated at the NCECA and the Utilitarian Clay Conferences. Her work can be found in the collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art in CA, the Renwick Gallery and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC , the Huntington Museum of Art in WV, the Archie Bray Foundation in MT, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For nine years Galloway taught at the School for American Crafts at RIT and recently she moved to Missoula where she is a Professor of Ceramics and Director of the School of Art at the University of Montana.

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MO GARY

Gardening and art are her passions. Thirty years ago she started growing vegetables, making pottery and weaving baskets. Dirt, clay and plants consumed her as they kept her in the natural world. Mo has to have flowers with her always. Wood firing clay drives her wild. Mo’s work is diverse, organic, intricate and personal. She can’t keep her hands off of it. It speaks of growth and bloom.

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SETH GREEN

Seth Green is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design and at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. He received his M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has worked at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has been an artist-in-residence a the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. His exhibition record continues to grow rapidly and is receiving nation recognition for his ceramic vessels. Recently he received the Bailey Pottery Purchase Award for one of his teapots in the 2011 Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition. He has been a Demonstrator and Visiting Artist at the Michigan Mud Conference, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

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BEV BECK GLUECKERT

Bev Beck Glueckert is a working artist and art educator in Missoula, MT. She holds a BA in Art from The University of Idaho, and an MFA in printmaking from The University of Montana. She has been teaching classes and workshops for adults and children for 20 years.

Bev has served as adjunct faculty in drawing and printmaking at The University of Montana, and the University of Great Falls. She is a member of the Montana Artists Caravan and the SALTMINE artists group. Bev is also a facilitator of therapeutic art groups for adults healing from brain injuries. She recently participated in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Calendar Print Portfolio Project in Mesa, Arizona, and is currently showing new work at The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT.

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STEPHEN GLUECKERT

Stephen Glueckert was born in Missoula, Montana and received a BFA from the University of Idaho and an M. Ed. in Art Education from Western Washington University.  He has taught throughout the Northwest, the University of Papua New Guinea, and The University of Montana. He has been a recipient of a Montana Individual Artist’s Fellowship.

In 2011, a solo exhibition “Driven” was featured at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. In addition to being a practicing studio artist, Stephen has written extensively about contemporary artists of Montana. He has been Curator at the Missoula Art Museum since 1992.

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GEORGE GOGAS

George Gogas is a full time artist and painter currently residing in Missoula, MT. He received a BA at the University of Montana in 1951 and an MFA from the University of Washington in 1955. George was an Art Instructor at Missoula County High School from 1957-1985.

His work is featured in numerous collections, including the Seattle Art Museum, the University of Montana, the Missoula Art Museum, C.M. Russell Museum, the Holter Museum, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Booth western Art Museum and 1st Interstate Bank.

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CHRIS GUSTIN

Chris Gustin is a studio artist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He received his MFA from Alfred University, and has been granted two NEA artist fellowships.

Chris' artwork is in museum collections around the world. With over 40 solo exhibitions, he has exhibited, lectured and taught workshops in the US, Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Chris is cofounder of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine and currently serves on its board.

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PERRY HAAS

Perry has been working in ceramics since 2003. He holds a BFA in ceramics from Utah State University. Ceramics has taken him to China and Korea, where he spent his time studying their unique ceramics history and processes. His work consists of functional wood fired ceramics and he is now the wood fire Resident at the Clay studio of Missoula.

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MATT HAMON

Matt Hamon hails from a small, remote town in Northern California.  A sense of place informed by wandering the woods as a child inspires his enquiry.  Self-described as 'post-rural', Matt's creative endeavors take many forms, as he is un-prejudiced in his choice of media, embracing anything from drawing and painting to photography and video.  His work can involve a single medium or a combination of several disparate techniques.  The technique that is adopted simply needs to be the best method to represent a particular idea.  Matt is a featured artist in Scott Ligon's forthcoming book from Watson-Guptil/Random House, "Digital Art Revolution" and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Montana

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CLARE ANN HARFF

Clare Ann Harff is one of the founding members of the Clay Studio of Missoula. Currently, she is a full time potter living in Corvalis, MT.

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JIM HEATH

Jim Heath has been a member of the Clay Studio of Missoula since 1999, and currently serves on the Clay Studio Board of Directors. His experience as a Chemical Engineer is often an influence in his work. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Ceramics at the University of Montana.

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TREY HILL

Trey Hill is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Montana. In addition to teaching, Trey has traveled and worked at many different residencies, including two years as a Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT, and at the LH Project in Joseph, OR. His international experienced includes time spent in Latvia building a public commission and also China, where he created work at the Fu Le International Ceramic Art Museum in Fuping.

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SARAHJESS HURT

Sarahjess Hurt was born in Atlanta, and grew up in Canton, Georgia. She studied at Reinhardt College, where her passion for clay began, and received her BFA from Georgia State University in 2008 where she developed her skills and understanding of the clay as a material.

Sarahjess has been awarded the Georgia State Research Award as well as the Reinhardt ARC Association Award and Scholarship. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ceramics from the University of Montana.

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REBECCA HUTCHINSON

Rebecca Hutchinson joined the Artisanry faculty at UMass Dartmouth as Assistant Professor of Ceramics in 2001. Her BA in Ceramics is from Berea College and she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia. Rebecca was a New England Artist Award recipient, a fellowship recipient from the Virginia Commission of the Arts, an NEA fellowship finalist for the Southern Arts Federation and was previously  awarded grants from University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Kalamazoo College, Myrna Loy Art Center and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Prior to coming to UMass Dartmouth, she held positions at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, Seattle, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She has also participated as Resident Artist at various art centers throughout North America including the Banff Centre for Fine Art, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, the Greenwich House Pottery, The Archie Bray Foundation and Vermont Studio Center.

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SARAH JAEGER

Sarah Jaeger is a studio potter in Helena, Montana. She received a BA (in English literature) from Harvard and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation from 1985 - 1987 and the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council. She was a United States Artists Target Fellow in 2006, and in the spring of 2007 she was one of the artists profiled in the PBS documentary Craft in America. She has taught at Pomona College, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has given workshops at schools and art centers nationally. Her work is in public and private collections and, most importantly, in many kitchens throughout the country.

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ALEX KRAFT

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Alex Kraft received her BFA in ceramics and a BS in art education from Northern Arizona University in 2002. Since completing her MFA in 2006 from the University of Montana, she has exhibited nationally and internationally and participated in artist residencies. She was a short-term artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the Clay Studio of Missoula, and at Red Lodge Clay Center. Alex also completed a year-long residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, and a Kiln God Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.

Alex is a practicing studio artist and Visiting Ceramic Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico- Gallop. Her work is currently featured in a number of national shows. More information and images of her work are available at alexkraftart.com.

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DYNA KUEHNLE

Dyna Kuehnle is a sculptor currently living and working in Hot Springs, Montana.  She received a BFA from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB in 1989 and an MFA from the University of Montana in 1997.  She has shown regionally and nationally, with solo shows at the MAM and at Beale Park in Bozeman. 

Her work has consisted of large-scale installations incorporating cast bronze. Recently she has been trying to translate the feeling of the installations into less cumbersome wall pieces.  She loves Potsketch for the opportunity make something small and light while still thinking about permanence/impermanence and transformation.

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LADYPAJAMA

Ladypajama = Awesome

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JAYSON LAWFER

Jayson Lawfer is a potter and director of an online art gallery and art consulting business, The Nevica Project. After graduating from the University of Montana, Jayson completed an artist residency at Guldagergard in Denmark, The Archie Bray Foundation, A.I.R. Vallauris in Vallauris, France, and Lillstreet Art Center.

His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Lancaster Museum of Art (Pennsylvania), Missoula Art Museum (Montana), Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (Iowa), and New Hampshire Institute of Art. His pottery has been selected for the Totally Teabowl exhibition in England, the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramic Award in Australia and The Salzbrand 2006 competition in Germany. The American Society of Ceramics awarded Jayson one of the "2005 Emerging Artists of the Year".

From 2002-2006, he was the Executive Director of The Clay Studio of Missoula. He was a Resident Artist and Guest Curator at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, and their Executive Director of the nonprofit sector of Lillstreet from 2010 - 2011. Jayson's talents of being an artist and holding positions of directorship have granted him the opportunity to present lectures and lead workshops in Mexico, Italy and in the USA.

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STEVE Y. LEE

Steven Young Lee received his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. In 2004-5, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China. While there, Lee created a new body of work as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange fellowship in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province.

He has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, the Clay Art Center in New York and the Lill Street Studio in Chicago, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Lee is currently the Resident Artist Director of the Archie Bray Foundation.

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BETH LO

Beth Lo was born on October 11, 1949 in Lafayette, Indiana, to parents who had recently immigrated from China.  She received a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan in 1971, and then studied Ceramics with Rudy Autio at the University of Montana receiving her MFA in 1974.  She assumed his job as Professor of Ceramics there when he retired in 1985, and was honored with the University of Montana Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2006.  Much of Beth’s ceramic and mixed media artwork revolves around issues of family and ethnicity. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has received numerous honors including the United States Artists Hoi Fellowship in 2009, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship Grant in 1994, a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1989 and an American Craft Museum Design Award in 1986.  Her recently published children’s book, co-written by her sister Ginnie Lo, entitled Mahjong All Day Long won the 2005 Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award.  Beth is also active as a bass player and vocalist for several musical ensembles including The Big Sky Mudflaps and Salsa Loca. 

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DONNA LOOS

Donna Loos was born in Wyoming, one of eight children of a homesteader mother and Metis father. She began teaching art in the Billings Public Schools system in the early 1960s while simultaneously carving out a reputation as a prolific and exhibiting artist.

In addition to these accomplishments, Loos has held state-level positions in the Montana Art Educators Association, The Montana Institute of the Arts, and the Montana Institute of the Arts Foundation. She is currently a studio artist at the Clay Studio of Missoula who works at hand building.

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MARILYN LYSOHIR

Marilyn Lysohir lives and works in Moscow, ID, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Washington State University and is co-owner of Cowgirl Chocolates.

She has exhibited throughout the United States and has been an Artist in Residence and Visiting Artist at the Kohler Foundation, Kansas City Art Institute, and Kent State University. She received her BA at Ohio Northern University, studied at the Centro Internazionale Di Studi in Verona Italy (1970-71) and received her MFA at Washington State University.

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CLAY MAHN

Clay Mahn is an undergraduate at The University of Montana’s School of Fine and Performing Arts. He is a native of Missoula and enjoys art, history, music, and being able to share a studio space with his father. He recently held a solo exhibition at the Zootown Arts Community Center and plans to graduate next spring with his BFA in painting.

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PHIL MAHN

Philip Mahn was born and raised in Great Falls and currently lives in Missoula. His development as a potter has been through independent study, mentoring, and a variety of community ceramic studios like the Paris Gibson Square, The Clay Studio of Missoula, University of Montana, and the Archie Bray Foundation. His work is a collaboration of the intuitive interaction with clay and the embracement of the firing processes that make it uniquely ceramic.

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CATHRYN MALLORY

Cathryn Mallory is currently a Professor and Director of the Gallery of Visual Arts for the School of Art at The University of Montana-Missoula.  Originally from the Chicago area, she received her BFA in fiber from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and MFA in sculpture from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Her work has been exhibited on a regional and national level.

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KICKI MASTHEM

Kicki Masthem is a sculptural clay artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. One of her jobs is teaching drawing at the college level, which is a nice difference from working in clay.

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MELISSA MENCINI

Melissa Mencini received her BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003. She teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Melissa has also taught at Eastern Washington University and at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was the recipient of the Lincoln Fellowship during her residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. Mencini became interested in art at an early age and enrolled in classes at a local art center in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

She makes pottery embellished with bright designs and decals and also maintains a body of sculptural work. Melissa has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.

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RON MEYERS

Ron Meyers is an emeritus professor of the University of Georgia, Athens, GA where he taught for over 20 years. He received his BS and MS degrees in Art Education from the State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and received his MFA degree in Ceramics from the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

His work is represented in many museum and private collections and is a 2007 recipient of the NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award. He has also been honored by the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN as the 2008 Regis Masters Series Honor. The Regis Masters Series pays tribute to senior artists that have had a major impact on the development of 20th and 21st ceramics in the United States.

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PRISCILLA MOURITZEN

Priscilla was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied at the School of Art, Durban, South Africa. In 1979 she moved to Denmark where she serves on the board of directors for Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center, and maintains a studio north of Copenhagen.

Priscilla’s work has been shown at the Museum of Anthropology, Xalapa, Mexico,   20+1 Tozan Kilns, Arizona Presenters Exhibition, and The Clay Studio of Missoula, where she had a solo exhibition in 2006. Most of Priscilla’s work is pinched in porcelain clay and wood fired. The scale is intimate, as demanded by the pinching process. The works show a use of pattern that echoes memories of her childhood in Africa.

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KARL O. NEUROTH

Karl O. Neuroth received his Bachelor of Science and Arts from Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, where he received the "Outstanding Student of the Year in Arts Education, 1956" award, and his Master of Arts Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. In 1979, Karl was awarded the William L. Connell Jr. Award, Art Educator of the Year by the Lackawanna Art Council, and in 1980, he received the Chamberlin Chair of Distinguished Faculty Service from Keystone College.

Neuroth's current work continues his emphasis upon flat linear patterns and exuberant color. His artwork is in the collections of private sector collectors throughout the country, as well as, the Everhart Museum.

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RICHARD NOTKIN

Richard Notkin is a full-time studio artist who lives and works in Helena, Montana.  He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1970, and an MFA from the University of California, Davis in 1973.  Richard has worked mainly in ceramics for over forty-one years, averaging over one solo exhibition per year.  His series of Yixing (China) inspired teapots and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited internationally and are in more than 60 public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan.  He has held visiting artist positions and conducted over 300 workshops throughout the world. Among his awards, Richard has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.  In 2008, Notkin was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and was also awarded a USA Hoi Fellowship by the United States Artist Foundation.

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JILL OBERMAN

Jill Oberman is currently the Executive Director of the Clay Studio of Missoula. She has worked as the Programs and Administration Director at the Archie Bray Foundation, and the studio manager of the ceramics program at the Anderson Ranch. Jill earned her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts and her BA from Hamilton College.

She has completed numerous artist residencies, notably at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. While in her studio Jill focuses on creating minimal, architectural ceramic sculptures that have been widely exhibited throughout the United States, as well as sharing her passion of ceramics through conversation with anyone and everyone who will listen.

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ONES

ONES-714 was born and raised in Missoula Montana. Starting graffiti and street art at a young age, many current works represent ONES's passion for the urban culture with a strong display of line and shape. 

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DIANE PAPARO

Armed only with a drafting table, telephone, fax machine and an artist’s creative vision, Diane Paparo founded her interior design firm, Diane Paparo Associates, in 1982. More than 175 projects later, Diane’s talent for innovation, penchant for uncompromising qual- ity and high energy work ethic have won her and the DPA staff national acclaim. With work that graces the aeries of New York City, the blue valley ranches of Montana and the glittering abodes of Las Vegas, she is renowned for her “international modern” sensibility, but has proven to be equally adept at a wide variety of design styles.

Diane’s projects have appeared in numerous shelter publications including “Great Designers of the World” Second (2002) and Fourth (2004) and Ninth (2009) Editions. She takes pride in her charitable affiliations including the National Council of Women’s Busi- ness Enterprise and service to her alma mater, Keystone College and the Everhart Museum.

In 2005, Diane Paparo Studio (dps) was established as the product arm of Diane Paparo Associates.

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JAZMINE RAYMOND

Jazmine has been an intern at The Clay Studio for two years, and is now the 2011 VISTA. She has a BFA in Visual Art from Bennington College but her heart and native home is in Missoula. She loves kittens and making things.

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DAVID REGAN

David Regan‘s carved porcelain vessels are collected nationally and exhibited at Barry Friedman LTD. in New York and the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986 and MFA from Alfred University in 1990. In 1992 he was recipient of a Montana Arts Council Fellowship, and in 1993 he received a Western States Federation Fellowship.
More recently, his work was included in the Missoula Art Museum traveling exhibition, Persistence in Clay, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Clay Into Art exhibition. He lives and works in Missoula, Montana where and teaches at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana

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ALISON REINTJES

Alison Reintjes first moved to Montana in 2001 for a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. She has completed additional residencies at Greenwich House Pottery in New York, Jentel in Wyoming, Mount St. Francis in southern Indiana, and is currently a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula.  She has exhibited at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, AKAR Gallery, Museu de Ceramica de l'Alcora in Spain, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Lill Street Art Center and the Northern Clay Center, among others.

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BRANDON REINTJES

Brandon Reintjes is the Curator of Art at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. He has previously worked at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio, and the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. 

Brandon received his undergraduate degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MA in curatorial and critical studies from the University of Louisville.  He has published articles and criticism in the Surface Design Association Journal, The Resource Library Magazine, Black Robin Press, Drumlummon Views, the National Council on the Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Journal and Edible Missoula. 

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TAI ROGERS

Tai Rogers started his residency at Clay Studio of Missoula in September 2011.  He completed a post-baccalaureate position at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2011).  Tai is originally from the southeastern USA, and has a BA in Visual Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL (2001).  

In the years between, he volunteered for both AmeriCorps and the US Peace Corps.  He has live in the west, specifically Colorado, for several years working as a wild-land fire fighter for the US Forest Service.

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AUDREY ROSULEK

Audrey Rosulek was born and raised in the state of Montana.  She received a BFA from The University of Montana in 2002.  Audrey's functional ceramic work has been featured in juried exhibitions throughout the nation.  She was awarded first place in The National Cup Show at Barrett Clay Works in 2010.  In 2011 Audrey was selected to participate in the Beyond the Brickyard juried exhibition at the Archie Bray Foundation and her work was also accepted into The 19th Annual Strictly Function Pottery National Exhibition.  Most recently Audrey was a resident artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula.

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LAUREN SANDLER

With her interest in the dialectical nature of ceramics, Lauren explores paradoxical states and the inevitable dualities of our experiences. Lauren was a resident artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula from 2009 to 2011. She holds an MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University and undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Ceramics from Ithaca College and SUNY New Paltz. 

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KAREN McALISTER SHIMODA

Karen McAlister Shimoda divides her time between editing books and creating art, often using books and text as inspiration. She has lived in Missoula since 2007 and has shown her work in various venues in Missoula and Helena. Shimoda’s work has been in the Missoula Art Museum’s Annual Auction and was in the 2009 Inaugural Montana Triennial. This is her fifth year contributing to Potsketch.

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DAVID SCOTT SMITH

David Scott Smith is originally from Spokane, WA. He has lived for extended periods of time in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. He received his MFA from Louisiana State University and worked for several years at Southern Louisiana University teaching ceramics and 3-D design before moving to the Flathead Valley.

David has been featured numerous times in Ceramics Monthly magazine, most recently in February 2010, with the article David Scott Smith: A Bricolage of Light. He currently resides in Kalispell, MT, where he teaches ceramics and design at Flathead Valley Community College.

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RICHARD SMITH

Richard Smith is a wood fired ceramic artist.  He serves as a board member for the Clay Studio of Missoula.  Richard and his wife, Edie, own Missoula Physical Therapy, Inc.

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KELLY STEVENSON

Kelly Stevenson received her BFA from MSU, Bozeman in 2009.  Following graduation she completed a post baccalaureate at UM, Missoula, a short term artist in residency at Medalta International Artist in Residence in Medicine Hat, Canada, and the UM Student Residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula.  Kelly has since been accepted to into Georgia State University beginning in the fall of 2012 where she will pursue her MFA degree.

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GRETEL STOUDT

Gretel Stoudt is originally from Pennsylvania and studied European Cultural and Intellectual History at the University of Montana. She enjoys printmaking, drawing, painting and using beeswax in her iconic folk imagery.

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PATRICIA THORNTON

Art is the instrument through which Patricia’s ideas, life stories, and observations take form. She works with a wide range of two-dimensional media, including installation, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage and photography depending on the needs of the piece. Her approach to making art is process based, experimental, and playful. While working and creating iconography Patricia confronts how things should be made, what she believes in and why. She enjoys scribbling, scratching, and erasing as well as allowing delicately rendered lines and shapes as they come.

Patricia combines a personal inventory of imagery, images appropriated from past and present, and images from popular culture, with an innate sense of silliness, optimism, anger, confusion and/or guilt. Lastly, when making art pieces she is drawn to inexpensive, reusable materials for two reasons. One is her concern for the environment; and secondly, being resourceful and thrifty was a vital part of her upbringing, coming from a financially challenged family. Both are now deeply ingrained into her psyche.

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TIM T. THORNTON

Tim T. Thornton was born and raised in Los Angeles California. He began drawing at an early age. In grade school and in high school, his teachers encouraged him to pursue his artistic interests, and in 1984 he graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with an emphasis on drawing.

After leaving art school, he found full time employment as a scene painter in Hollywood, painting sets for film, television and theater. Tim was later hired by the University of California at Berkeley as the charge scenic artist for the Performing Arts program. In 2005 he relocated to Montana with his artist wife, Patricia, where they have made a home in the supportive and lively community that is Missoula. His large scale paintings are in several local collections, and have been featured in the Missoula Art Museum’s annual auction.


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BOBBY TILTON

Bobby Tilton was born in Great Falls, Montana and raised on a cattle and wheat ranch in the little Belt Mountains.  Her mother was a Home Economics and English Major and her father was a fisheries biologist.  Her siblings and she were taught about ecology long before it became a popular concept. 

Bobby’s interest in art began with her ability to draw as a second grader and was honed over the years by many gifted and caring teacher.  She began her career as a full time kindergarten teacher and taught art K-12 for nine years in Missoula public schools.  She has a Masters in Administration and an MFA in Sculpture.  She is a retired professor from the School of Art at the University of Montana.

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SUE TIRRELL

Sue Tirrell received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997.  She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT.  Her work is included in the public collections of the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT; the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT; the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in Missoula, MT; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS. 

Tirrell’s work has been included in regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions and she is represented by Visions West Galleries in Denver, CO; Livingston & Bozeman, MT; Stewart-Kummer Gallery in Gualala, CA; Toucan Gallery in Billings, MT; Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT; and ArtFusion in Big Fork, MT.  She lives and works on the banks of the Yellowstone River near Livingston, MT.

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SHALENE VALENZUELA

Shalene Valenzuela was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She received a BA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. In June 2007, she moved from her longtime home of Oakland, CA to participate in a long-term residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula. She currently maintains a studio in the historic Brunswick Building in downtown Missoula.

Additionally, Shalene has participated in summer artist residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. She teaches at the School of Art at the University of Montana, and has also taught at Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula Art Museum, Richmond Art Center, ASUC Studios at UC Berkeley, and CCA Extended Education. She was interim director at the Clay Studio of Missoula, and now serves as a member of the studio’s board of directors. Shalene has been a guest artist and speaker at a number of art centers, colleges, and universities and her work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions nationally. Her upcoming solo exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum will open in September 2012.

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RIMAS T. VISGIRDA

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, and now a US Citizen, Rimas began his academic career in science with a degree in physics. He went on to complete his M.F.A. in ceramics and sculpture at Washington State University. He has exhibited and lectured internationally and has been pictured in many books and periodicals on ceramics.

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TRIESCH VOELKER

Triesch Voelker is currently a studio artist in Corrales, NM. He received his BFA from Louisiana State University, and his MFA degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. He was the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Clay Ceramic Art Center, and has presented numerous workshops and exhibited his work extensively in the United States.

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PATTI WARASHINA

Ceramic sculptor Patti Warashina was born in Spokane, Washington. She went to college in Seattle, and received her BFA, and later her MFA from the University of Washington. While in college, she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji and Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. Her first solo exhibition was in 1962 at the Phoenix Art Gallery. Warashina later married fellow student Fred Bauer, and from 1964 to 1970, exhibited as Patti Bauer. 

Warashina's work is best know for satire, humor, and dream-state figures, expressed through low fire polychrome ceramic material, and she has received numerous awards for her achievements. Together with fellow artists Robert Sperry, Howard Kotler, and Fred Bauer, Warashina helped to bring national recognition to the department of ceramics at the University of Washington's School of Art in the late 1970's. 

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KURT WEISER

Kurt Weiser was born in 1950 in Lansing Michigan. He studied ceramics under Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1972-76 and then completed an MFA at the University of Michigan. In 1988, after a stint as Director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, Weiser started teaching ceramics at Arizona State University, where he has held the position of Regents' Professor of Art since August 2000.

His work has been acquired by many institutions around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of History in Taiwan, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art and Institute of Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, and the Carnegie Mellon University.

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JANET WHALEY

Born in Idaho and raised in Missoula, Janet Whaley started her art studies at the University of Montana in 1966. After a time, she switched gears and began a twenty-six year career in nursing. During this time she continued her art studies and finished her MFA in ceramics in 1996.

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KENSUKE YAMADA

Kensuke Yamada was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan and received his MFA at the University of Montana. He received his BA at The Evergreen State College in Washington. Kensuke’s exaggerated playful figurative work has been exhibited around the northwest and he most recently completed a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation and was the recipient of the 2009-2010 MJD Bray Fellowship award.

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LILLY ZUCKERMAN

Lilly Zuckerman is from Pittsburgh and grew up nearby in rural Greensburg, PA. The ground there has deposits of sticky orange clay and so her richly colored clay not only holds the vast history of earthenware ceramics but also that of her home. 

In 2010 Lilly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics with an Art History minor from Penn State University in University Park, PA. While at Penn State she was funded to conduct research in Morocco about contemporary ceramics. The country’s architecture of adobe houses, diverse geology from the Sahara Desert to the Atlas Mountains, and the unglazed earthenware cooking vessels continue to be strong influences on her work. Lilly Zuckerman recently completed a summer residency at The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and a residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO. She is currently a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula in Missoula, MT.

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HOW POTSKETCH WORKS:

Bid Online

You are able to bid online by clicking PLACE BID on this web page and filling out the required information. You will receive a Proxy number for your bids. Once you have registered to bid, click PLACE BID and your bid will be sent to our office e-mail address at info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org, an office attendant will then register your bid.

Proxy Bids: By using a proxy, the Clay Studio of Missoula can confidentially bid for you up to the maximum price you set. This way you don't have to keep an eye on your auction as it unfolds. Be assured that we will only use as much of your maximum bid as is necessary to maintain your position as high bidder. If your bid prevails, the final price might even be less than your maximum! E-mail bids will be accepted through 5pm MDT, Friday, April 20, 2012. Proxy bids may be accepted for Live Auction works as well.

Contact the office to make arrangements once you have decided the maximum you are willing to pay by calling (406) 543-0509 or emailing info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions or problems.

 

PICK-UP OR DELIVERY OF ACQUISITIONS. For those unable to attend the closing celebration, artwork will be available for pickup or shipment after April 23, 2012. Those requesting shipment will have to make arrangements with the studio. It will be shipped via Fed Ex with insurance up to the selling value. The buyer will be responsible for shipping and handling.

Bid in Person

The minimum bid for all POTSKETCHES is $50 and increases in increments of $10. We use assigned proxy numbers to identify bidders. Bids can be made at the Clay Studio of Missoula beginning April 6, and at the POTSKETCH Opening Reception through April 21.

The Clay Studio is located at 1106 Hawthorne, Unit A
Our phone number is 406.543.0509

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POTSKETCH 2012 EVENT & AUCTION
Saturday April 21, 2012, 6-10pm
University Center North Ballroom, University of Montana

 

The evening includes live music by the Discount Quartet, beverages, great spirits and an opportunity to make final bids on POTSKETCHES and one-of-a-kind ceramic works.

It is best to order tickets in advance at the Clay Studio of Missoula, by phone (406.543.0509) or email info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org. You can also purchase tickets by filling out the form in the link below and mailing in your payment so we receive it by April 10. If the event is not sold out prior, you may purchase tickets the night of the event

Tickets prices purchased before April 10:
Member prices are $40/person
Non-members are $45/person

Ticket prices purchased April 11-April 21:
$50/person

Tables of ten for $400 are available on request.

Contributing artists receive one non-transferrable complimentary ticket.
Click here for the form to purchase tickets by mail

Hope to see you there!

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POTSKETCH history

In 2004, Jayson Lawfer (former Clay Studio Executive Director) designed and created POTSKETCH. It was conceived as a fundraiser to further develop and expand The Clay Studio of Missoulaís facilities. Jayson, Mike Kurz (Clay Studio Board President), and the rest of the Board of Directors wanted to incorporate local, national and international artists in a unique fundraiser. Because most artists draw, the idea to invite artists to take 10 seconds, 10 minutes, or 10 hours to draw a pot or an image that has had an impact on them seemed novel. To facilitate this, The Clay Studio board and staff selected a group of artists and sent out packages including a 5"x5" piece of Italian paper, a pencil, and a return mailer and asked the artists to donate an original work. By including the materials with the invitation it was the Studios intention to make it easy for these artists, but they also encouraged them to manipulate the material and use any medium they were comfortable with including ink, paint, wax, etc.

Well, the results were outstanding. Within a matter of days, the first drawings began arriving - Warren MacKenzie, then Akio Takamori, and the list of artists who participated kept going. The generosity and companionship from artists around the world was deeply felt. In its first fundraising year, The Clay Studio of Missoula was able to auction these drawings and raise $11,000. Now, in our ninth year, the artists' work has arrived with remarkable presence. This year's artists include past participants as well as many new submissions, and have arrived from America, Canada, Denmark and Germany.

View our POTSKETCH archives:

POTSKETCH 2011

POTSKETCH 2010

POTSKETCH 2009

POTSKETCH 2008

 

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