Potsketch

POTSKETCH 2013 EVENT & AUCTION
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6-10pm
University Center North Ballroom, University of Montana

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2013 POTSKETCHES

Online bidding ends April 26 at 5pm- silent bidding continues at Potsketch gala on April 27. Proxy bidding option available- call office for details (406-543-0509)

Adrian Arleo

Montana
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Lela Autio

Montana
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Rudy Autio

Montana
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James Bailey

Montana
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Jennifer Bardsley

Montana
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Kevin Bell

Montana
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Courtney Blazon

Montana
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Renée Brown

Montana
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Susan Carlson

Montana
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Pamela Caughey

Montana
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Eva Champagne

Montana
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Jennifer Combe

Montana
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Danny Crump

Oregon
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Elizabeth Dove

Montana
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Chris Dufala

New York
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Nancy Erickson

Montana
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Hannah Fisher

Montana
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Donna Flanery

Florida
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Shanna Fliegel

Montana
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Jill Foote-Hutton

Montana
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Bobby Free

Montana
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Emily Free Wilson

Montana
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Stephanie Frostad

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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Mel Griffin

Montana
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Gerit Grimm

Wisconsin
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Perry Haas

Montana
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Matt Hamon

Montana
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Giselle Hicks

Montana
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Trey Hill

Montana
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David Hiltner

Montana
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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

Montana
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Nina Hole

Denmark
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Miranda Howe

New Mexico
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Alex Kraft

New Mexico
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Steven Krutek

Montana
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Dyna Kuehnle

Montana
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Lady Pajama

Montana
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Donna Loos

Montana
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Max Mahn

Montana
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Cathryn Mallory

Montana
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George McCauley

Montana
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Ron Meyers

Georgia
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Leslie Van Stavern Millar

Montana
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Andrea Moon

Montana
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Priscilla Mouritzen

Denmark
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Courtney Murphy

Montana
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Dan Murphy

Utah
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Richard Notkin

Montana
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Jill Oberman

Colorado
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Larry Phan

New Mexico
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Jazmine Raymond

Montana
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Alison Reintjes

Montana
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Brandon Reintjes

Montana
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Audrey Rosulek

Montana
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Jeffrey Sincich

Florida
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David Scott Smith

Montana
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Edgar Smith

Montana
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Gretel Stoudt

Montana
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Renee Taaffe

Montana
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Monica Thompson

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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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 27.
If you cannot attend and are interested in placing a proxy bid, please contact us to make arrangements

Doug Baldwin

The Great Duck Woodfire Failure
Wood and soda fired stoneware

est value: $200
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Renée Brown

Canteloupelite, Porcelainium, Citritite, Blue Spark
earthenware, porcelain, mixed media

est value: $700
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Orville Chigbrow

What an Odd Concept
Saggar, paper clay

est. value: $200

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Josh DeWeese

Jar
wood fired stoneware

est value: $300
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Chris Dufala

Blue Collar
earthenware, underglaze, wood, paint, stain

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Bobby Free

A Tall Basket
porcelain, wood and salt fired

est value: $145

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Julia Galloway

Pitcher
porcelain

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Mo Gary

Flower Bowls
porcelain

est value: $120
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Perry Haas


wood fired stoneware

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Clare Ann Harff

 

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Mike Kurz

Woodfired Bottle
stoneware

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Sarah Jaeger

Platter
porcelain

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Jayson Lawfer

Medium Bowl
stoneware and shino

est value: $100
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Steve Lee

Untitled
porcelain

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Beth Lo

Good Children Teapot
porcelain

est value: $350
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Phil Mahn

Starter Set
wood fired stoneware

est. value: $290
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George McCauley

Teapot with Pigs
earthenware

est value: $500
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Courtney Murphy

Bowl
earthenware

est value: $200
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Andrea Marquis

Shaded Shadow
porcelain

est value: $500
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Audrey Rosulek

Basket
porcelain, underglaze pencil, glaze

est. value: $195
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Richard Smith

Untitled
wood fired stoneware

est value: $400
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Shalene Valenzuela

Chew, Don't Swallow VI
slip cast earthenware

est valu: $700
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Tara Wilson

Basket
Woodfired stoneware

est value: $250
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Lilly Zuckerman

Untitled
earthenware

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Artist Bios

ADRIAN ARLEO

Adrian Arleo is a sculptor living in Lolo, MT. She received her BA in art and anthropology from Pitzer College in 1983 and her MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections. She is represented by Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa FE, NM and Grover Thurston Gallery in Seattle, WA.

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LELA AUTIO

Lela Autio was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana but has spent most of her life in Missoula. She holds a B.A from Montana State University, which she attended on an honor scholarship, and an M.A. from the University of Montana. A former founding resident at the Archie Pray Foundation in Helena along with her husband, Rudy, and Peter Voulkos, she taught art at Hellgate High School in Missoula for many years and raised the couple's four children. Her work has been exhibited in many shows. She devotes her time now to her own work, large assemblages of plastic pieces and enamel in a 3-D type of painting with which she has been experimenting for the past twenty years. .

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RUDY AUTIO

Rudy Autio was a professor of ceramics and sculpture at the University of Montana, Missoula from 1957 to 1971, as well as a founding resident artist at the Archie Bray Ceramics Foundation in Helena, Montana. His ceramic work, large slab-built forms often with brightly colored, floating female nudes and animal figures, helped to redefine the discipline, abandoning the functional aspects of clay vessels and highlighting the sculptural qualities instead. He is often referred to as the "Matisse of ceramics." Education: B.S. Montana State University, Bozeman, 1950; M.F.A., Washington State University, Pullman, 1952

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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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JENNIFER BARDSLEY

Jennifer received her BFA in painting from the University of Montana and was awarded the Mortor Board for most outstanding senior in Media Arts. Currently Jennifer has a solo exhibit at the UC Gallery for the month of April featuring video installation with painting and sculpture. Jennifer has had over 25 solo exhibits and has shown her artwork internationally in Finland and New Zealand.

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KEVIN BELL

Kevin Bell grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived throughout western United States. His paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent shows at the Public Trust Gallery in Dallas, NEXT:Chicago and in New American Paintings. He is currently represented by Gallery Jones in Vancouver B.C. and La Industria in San Juan Puerto Rico, and teaches painting at the University of Montana.

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COURTNEY BLAZON

Courtney Blazon is an artist and illustrator residing in Missoula, MT. She has illustrated for various local and regional businesses and has had solo shows in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and most recently at The Brink Gallery in Missoula, MT. She was one of the recipients of a Montana Arts Council 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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SUSAN CARLSON

Susan is a local Missoula artist. She attended Gonzaga Universuty and the University of Montana where she received a BFA in painting. Susan has spent the past 30 years as a graphic designer, illustrator and painter. Six years ago, she added ceramics as a canvas for her painting, and she is an enthusastic supporter of the Clay Studio of Missoula.

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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. Caughey received her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montana in 2010 and currently teaches courses in Studio Art Foundations at University of Montana in Hamilton, Montana. 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 and Culture, Holter Museum of Art and Missoula Art Museum.

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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.She completed a two-year residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula in May 2012. Her sculptures have been exhibited and are in permanent collections in Europe and the United States.

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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 faculty at University of Montana where she teaches 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 the studio technician at Mt. Hood Community College in Portland, OR. He has completed artist residencies in China, New Zealand and the US including a two-year wood fire residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula. He holds a BFA from Utah State University, and studied porcelain at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China. Danny was recently accepted into the graduate ceramics program at Ohio University in Athens, OH.

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JOSH DEWEESE

Josh DeWeese is a ceramic artist and educator. He is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have recently built a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1992-2006. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

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ELIZABETH DOVE

Elizabeth Dove is an artist and professor at the University of Montana, where she teaches photography and printmaking. Dove has exhibited extensively across the U.S. and internationally. Originally from Baltimore, Dove received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and her MFA from Vermont College.

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CHRIS DUFALA

Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Chris Dufala received his BFA in Ceramics from Rowan University and his MFA in Spatial Arts/Ceramics at San Jose State University. Chris has exhibited work nationally and abroad in group and solo exhibitions, been an Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio of Missoula and Osage Artists Community, and will be starting a long-term residency this fall at The Archie Bray Foundation. He has lectured, led visiting artist demonstrations and instructed as adjunct faculty at several institutions including: Buffalo State College, SUNY Fredonia and Western Michigan University. Chris currently resides in Buffalo New York, where his studio practice involves ceramic sculpture, works on paper, and the investigation of the ceramic monotype.

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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. The Museum of Art and Culture is exhibiting recent fabric constructions as part of the University Starz program.

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HANNAH FISHER

Originally from Western New York, Hannah Fisher finds herself in love with the Rocky Mountain ridgelines and big skies of Montana. Her past residencies include The LH Project in Oregon, The Clay Studio of Missoula Montana, and Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. Fisher received her BFA from the Oregon College of Art & Craft in Portland, OR. After four years as Executive Director of The Clay Studio of Missoula, she moved on to devote more time to her own artistic pursuits and raise a child with her partner in Helena, MT.

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DONNA FLANERY

Donna Flanery is a graduate student at the University of Florida, primed to graduate in 2013. She received a BFA in 2005 from the University of Montana and an AA from The College of Southern Idaho in 2003. Between academic endeavors she has been a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation (2007-2009), The Clay Studio of Missoula (2010, 2011), The Northern Clay Center (2006-2007) and The Pottery Workshop, Shanghai (2009-2010). Her next planned residency will be The Zentrum, Berlin (June 2013). Her MFA Thesis Exhibition will be on display at Free-Wilson Studio in Helena during the month of May 2013 with an opening reception May 3.

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SHANNA FLIEGEL

Shanna Fliegel grew up in Northwest New Jersey with a ferret, horse, dog, cat, bird, iguana, lizards, snakes, and rabbits. After graduating with her BFA in Ceramics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA she went on to complete two residencies at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA and Greenwich House Pottery in NY, NY. Drawing and painting was her first love and she continued to search for the perfect marriage of image and clay while completing her MFA at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. After graduate school Shanna had the opportunity to work as a resident and teacher at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY and as a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. Shanna is currently teaching at Montana State University in Billings. Over the past few years Shanna’s work has been shown at the 2009 NCECA Biennial, the 2010 NCECA Invitational, and featured as an emerging artist in Ceramics Monthly.

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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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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.  Heis currently an artist in residence at the Clay Studio of Missoula.

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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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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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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 over 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. She recently participated in ìViewers Like Youî, a print portfolio project for Public Broadcasting.

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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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MEL GRIFFIN

Mel Griffin received her BA from Carleton College in 2001 and her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2011. For several years, she worked in the outdoor industry as an educator and guide, traveling and leading trips all over the United States and South America. In 2003 she began her artistic career, working as an apprentice for potters Doug Browe and Jan Hoyman in Ukiah, California. She has since been a resident artist at Medalta International in Alberta, Canada, a visiting professor at Saint Johnís University in Collegeville, MN, and won the 2011 Leap Award from the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, Mel is the 2012-13 Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.

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GERIT GRIMM

Gerit Grimm was born, and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995, she finished her apprenticeship, learning the traditional German trade as a potter at the ìAltb¸rgeler blau-weiss GmbHî in B¸rgel, Germany and worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. She earned an At and Design Diploma in 2001 studying ceramics at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany. In 2002, she was awarded with the German DAAD Government rant for the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where she graduated with an MA in 2002. She received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. She has taught at CSULB, Pitzer College, Doane College and MSU Bozeman and has worked at major residencies like the McColl Center, Bemis Center, Kohler Arts & Industry Program and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009, NET Television created ìFantasia in Clayî a Nebraska Story about artist Gerit Grimm. Grimm now lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.

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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 currently 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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GISELLE HICKS

Giselle is ceramic artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. Her work is inspired by domestic textiles such as quilts, bedding, tablecloths, and wallpaper.

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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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DAVID HILTNER

David Hiltner is currently the Executive Director of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. In the summer of 2005 David and his family moved to Montana to establish the Red Lodge Clay Center. Prior to moving to Red Lodge, David was an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Before joining the faculty at Wichita State University in 1999, he taught at Syracuse University, Northwest College and at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He received his B.F.A. in Ceramics from Wichita State University in 1993 and completed his M.F.A. at Syracuse University in 1997.

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MAGGY ROZYCKI HILTNER

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner scours antique shops and yard sales for old embroidery. Inspired by the images of animated vegetables and all too cute oversized puppies and kittens, she combines this found embroidery with her own to depict sweet, strange and sometimes unsettling stories. Her images at first appear whimsical or vibrantly happy but on closer inspection are not quite so. Sometimes it's a malicious undertone to the relationships, or a lack of self-control on the part of the characters, or maybe an otherworldlyness hidden in the everyday.

Maggy grew up in suburban Pennsylvania. After serving as her high school mascot, Rowdy Ram, she went on to earn a degree in sculpture from Syracuse University. She and her husband, David, moved to Red Lodge in 2005 to open the Red Lodge Clay Center. They live/garden/make stuff/play with their two young daughters, a dog, two guinea pigs, four chickens and several goldfish.

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NINA HOLE

Nina Hole, born in Denmark, trained at the Art and Craft School in Copenhagen and at Fredonia State University in New York. She is cofounder of the ceramic museum “Grimmerhus” and International Ceramic Centre Guldagergaard were she serves on the board of directors. Nina’s work links the American and Danish ceramic traditions. With its free expressive style, indicative of her years as a student in the US, her work represents a unique international current in the Danish ceramic tradition—a tradition firmly based on form and function. Nina calls herself a “clay architect”. In recent years she has become best known for her monumental fire sculptures.

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MIRANDA HOWE

Miranda Howe grew up in the southern most region of the Rocky Mountains in Capitan, New Mexico where she has come full circle in establishing her studio on the property where she was raised. She comes from a family of artists and was always nurtured and encouraged in her own artistic endeavors. Her undergraduate work was done in Lubbock, Texas where she received her BFA in Studio Ceramics in 1995 from Texas Tech University. She began her graduate work in Printmaking at Montana State University, but returned to Ceramics as her main emphasis of study, graduating with her MFA in 2001. Miranda was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 2004 to 2006. In the Spring of 2007, she taught ceramics at New Mexico State University and then went on to complete ceramic residencies at the LH Project in Joseph, Oregon and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She is currently at the Roswell Artist Residency Program. Mirandaís travels, geologic interests, and the graphic nature of printmaking, continue to influence both her functional and sculptural ceramic work.

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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

Alex received her MFA from the University of Montana in 2006. Since then she has exhibited nationally and been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The Clay Studio of Missoula, The Roswell Artist in Residence Program, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and Red Lodge Clay Center. She is currently a visiting professor of art at the University of New Mexico, Gallup.

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STEVEN KRUTEK

Steven teaches at Sussex School and the University of Montana in Missoula while promoting his artwork. He was selected to present work at the Society for Photographic Education's 43rd national conference in Chicago. Stevenís work has also been exhibited throughout the Inland Northwest and recently was part of a group exhibition in Tokyo at the Ricoh RING CUBE gallery.

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DYNA KUEHNLE

Dyna is an installation artist currently living and working in Hot Springs. She received an MFA from the University of Montana in 1997. Her work has been shown regionally and nationally. She has a treasure trove of bits and pieces. She likes to think about the alchemy of transformation and the sanctity of mundane discards.

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MIKE KURZ

Mike Kurz is a so called "born again" potter, re-evaluating his relationship with clay after many years. He received an MFA from the University of Montana and is a co-founder of The Clay Studio of Missoula, past board president, and current board member. He states that he is "Indebted to all of the resources and opportunities his involvement with the studio over the years have provided."

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LADYPAJAMA

Ladypajama is a local Missoula legend. When she isnít making art she is writing or playing crazy with her son Jorge.

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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 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 painted in Billings for more than fifty years, beginning with dramatic ìbig skyî landscapes and continuing to a series of Silhouette figures, moody and introspective. Donna was an art teacher in the Billings Public Schools until she retired in 1991. In 2008 she moved to Missoula to be near family and has shown the Silhouettes widely in Western Montana. In Missoula she studied ceramics at the University of Montana and continues to work at the Clay Studio of Missoula.

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MAX MAHN

Max Mahn was born and raised here in Missoula, Montana. Growing up in a very artistic family, Max has always had a strong interest in art. He is currently attending the University of Montana intending to graduate with a BFA. Most of his work currently resides around the aspect of printmaking, primarily relief wood blocks and screen printing.

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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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GEORGE McCAULEY

George McCauley, a Greek/ American potter, has had 23 solo shows and has been included in 164 exhibitions. He has taught and conducted workshops internationally. He is the recipient of 3 National Endowment for the Arts grants and the prestigious Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence for the Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesille, TN. Similarly, his pottery and sculpture are included in 47 international collections in 10 countries. He was the first non-Asian artist to be shown and included in the permanent collection of the Ajo Museum of Asian Art in Seoul, South Korea. His work has been featured in several books and periodicals. Additionally his work has been included in film, television, radio and most notably the National Endowment for the Arts film, The Big Bang.

He maintains a studio at his home in Helena, Montana where he makes colorful earthenware pots and narrative sculpture. Along the way he has worked as a chef in a Greek restaurant, horse trainer, fulltime cowboy, concrete inspector, aluminum siding salesman, western catalog model, lifeguard and carpenter. In 2007 he was invited to participate in the International Lucky Pig Teapot Exhibition in Zhugiagiao, China where he was the guest of the Government, he also received a grant from the Jerry Metcalf Foundation for his film project about Archie C. Bray Jr.

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ANDREA MARQUIS

A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Andrea Marquis received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions. She was an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and at a Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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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 museums and private collections and is an 2007 recipient of the NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award and by the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN as the 208 Regis Masters Series Honor. The Regis Masters series honors senior artists that have had a major impact on the development of 20th and 21st century ceramics in the United States.

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LESLIE VAN STAVERN MILLAR

Leslie has been living in Montana and making art for 40 years. One of her favorite mediums is painting gouache on paper. One of her favorite subjects is amphora, insprired by travels to arhaeological sites when she was a young woman. Leslie is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, with a degree in Studio Art and Biology

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ANDREA MOON

Andrea Moon grew up in Northwest Ohio and began making in clay at a production pottery company, Packer Creek Pottery. She attended college at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio receiving her BFA in 3-Dimensional Studies. In 2009 Andrea completed her MFA in Ceramics and a secondary in Sculpture at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Among teaching classes at various institutions, participating in national workshops and exhibitions, Andrea has completed a year long Artist-In-Residence at the Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 2011 and the Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana 2012. Presently, Andrea is the Residency and Communications Coordinator at Red Lodge Clay Center.

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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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COURTNEY MURPHY

Courtney Murphy began working in clay while living in Brooklyn, NY. After several years of working for potters around the city, she moved to Portland, OR and received a post-baccalaureate in ceramics from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Courtney moved to Montana in the summer of 2009 for a ceramic residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. She just moved to Missoula to begin a residency at the Clay Studio this summer.

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DAN MURPHY

J. Daniel Murphy has presented his work in fifty-five invitational exhibitions, including six in conjunction with the annual conferences of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). He received his MFA in Ceramics at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Murphy is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Utah State University.

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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 Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado. She has worked as the Executive Director of the Clay Studio of Missoula, the Programs and Administration Director at the Archie Bray Foundation, and the studio manager of the ceramics program at the Anderson Ranch Art Center.

Jill earned her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts in Rochester, New York, and her BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She has been a resident artist at numerous art institutions, notably the Anderson Ranch, the Archie Bray Foundation, and Arrowmont School for 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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LARRY PHAN

Larry Phan is a full time studio artist, ceramics instructor, and ceramic technician at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. He completed a two year artist residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula in Montana in 2011. Prior to that, he received a Bachelorís of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Sculpture from Northern Arizona University. He will be attending the MFA program in Ceramics at MSU Bozeman in Fall 2013.

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JAZMINE RAYMOND

Jazmine is the Outreach Coordinator at The Clay Studio of Missoula. She likes to make things. She likes to talk about making things. She wants you to like making things. She has a BFA in visual arts from Bennington College in Vermont. Sheís from Missoula 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 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 was born in Bozeman, Montana and grew up in Northern Michigan. He received a BFA in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in curatorial and critical studies from the University of Louisville.  

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AUDREY ROSULEK

Audrey Rosulek was born, raised, educated and currently resides in Montana. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Montana with a BFA in painting and drawing. Her introduction to clay began in 2009 with community pottery classes and regional workshops. Audrey's functional ceramic work, which is continually inspired by the snowy mountains that surround her, now combines her background in drawing with her love of clay. In May 2012 Audrey was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine. Audrey is currently a resident artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula.

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JEFFREY SINCICH

Jeffrey is a graduate from the University of Florida and was recently a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula. He now works out of Gainesville, FL. He is inspired by travel, traditions and the desire of the unknown.

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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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EDGAR SMITH

Edgar Smith holds a MFA in sculpture from Ohio University and an MA in art history from the University of Montana. He currently teaches at the University of Montana. His recent body of work represents a response to public vs. private land issues in the Northwest.

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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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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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RENÉE TAAFFE

Renée Taaffe has lived in Missoula for a big chunk of her life and intends to continue to do so. She received her MFA from the University of Montana a long time ago and an MFA from Washington State University a few years afterward. Since then she has worked as an art educator, occasionally painting and drawing, and has been with the Missoula Art Museum as Curator of Education for the past 13 +years. She enjoys stretching and other physical activity.

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MONICA THOMPSON

Monica Thompson studies textiles and graphic design at the University of Michigan, and fibers at the Penland School of Crafts. She enjoys using a range of techniques and materials in her work, including Shibori resist dyeing. She teaches art to elementary students in the Missoula County Public Schools.

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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 the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. In 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 currently serves as the executive director at the Clay Studio of Missoula. She has taught at Flathead Valley Community College, University of Montana, Oregon College of Art and Craft,and various art centers in Montana and California. 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.

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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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TARA WILSON

Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and an MFA degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She has been a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation and The Red Lodge Clay Center. Wilson was selected as an emerging artist for the 2006 NCECA conference and was a presenter at the 2006 International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff. She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States; and her work has been exhibited internationally.

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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 has participated in residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation, Anderson Ranch, and the Clay Studio of Philadelphia. She is currently a resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula in Missoula, MT.

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PICK-UP OR DELIVERY OF ACQUISITIONS. For those unable to attend the closing celebration, artwork will be available for pickup or shipment after April 29, 2013. 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 5, and at the POTSKETCH Opening Reception through April 26.

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

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POTSKETCH 2013 EVENT & AUCTION
Saturday April 27, 2013, 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 (mailed ticket requests due April 20). If the event is not sold out prior, you may purchase tickets the night of the event

Tickets prices purchased before April 12:
Member prices are $40/person
Non-members are $45/person

Ticket prices purchased April 13-April 27:
$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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