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The recent 60 anniversary celebration of
Our keynote speaker, Jun Kaneko, captivated thebray2012
the Archie Bray Foundation was as much the audience by sharing his experiences
about community as it was about ceramic and growth as an artist over his lifetime.
art. The community of Helena, the Montana His presentation reflected a respect for the
arts community, the community of past and past and an excitement for the future of
present Bray resident artists and the ceramics ceramic art.
community as a whole came together in a
spirit of generosity and goodwill that made T h e eve nt d rew a p p rox i m ate l y 4 5 0
this event much larger than a three-day attendees—67% from out of state, 24%
celebration of ceramic art. from Montana and 9% from other countries
including China, England, Ireland, Italy
Throughout the weekend, visitors were and Canada. Visitors were dazzled by the
delighted by artist demonstrations, talks hospitality and the support for the arts that Christa Assad, Transformer Teapot
and panel discussions. Twenty-seven visiting came from the Helena community. Walter Keeler
artists contributed to these various events, March 16–17
each one bringing his or her passion for Over 400
ceramics and a willingness to share. Special pieces of Nicholas Bivins
demonstrations of a ceramic 3D printer by artwork June 1–3
John Balistreri and his technology team, were sold Matt Metz and Liz Quackenbush
Greg Pugh and Mark Hall, and a tornado d u r i n g June 11–22
machine (which uses the velocity of a tornado our silent
to pulverize any item into a dust that can and live Brad Schwieger and Matt Long
be used to make clays or glazes) by Andy auctions—a July 9–13
Brayman took place on the grounds as well. resounding
success that August 24–26
There was amazing support from local grossed over
and statewide galleries and museums. half a million Andrea Gill, 2012 Voulkos Fellow
Live auction artwork on display
Ceramic exhibitions filled galleries around dollars. With October 19–20
Helena, including the Holter Museum of pieces from such luminaries as Peter Voulkos,
Registration begins January 11, 2012.
Art and ExplorationWorks, and there were Jun Kaneko, Patti Warashina and Don Reitz, For more information, go to our web site at
nine statewide exhibitions taking place the quality of work was outstanding and the www.archiebray.org.
in Bozeman, Billings, Dillon, Great Falls, bidding was lively. David Shaner’s iconic Sorry, no early registration.
Missoula and Whitefish. During the three- work, “Four-Square,” sold for $22,000, which
day event, 27 downtown businesses opened was more than $10,000 above the retail price. Jakob Hasslacher. The auction proceeds help
their doors to showcase over 30 artists during At the end of the night almost $24,000 was support the Bray’s mission to provide the
the Ceramic Stroll, and on Saturday afternoon raised for the Archie Bray during the call for best environment, opportunities and facilities
more than 30 local artists invited the public cash, including a $10,000 donation from past for ceramic artists. Through the success of
into their studios. resident Chris Antemann and her husband the annual and anniversary auctions and
continued on page 7
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Sandy Simon and Robert Brady demonstration in the Clay Business warehouse.
It’s hard to believe it There is almost It is hard to thank all of the people who helped
is fall already. 2011 no greater joy make this year such a memorable one for
was filled with lots of than fishing in the Bray, because the involvement was so
activity and action for Montana. The widespread and deeply generous. I can say that
the Bray community. Missouri River is without all of your support, the Bray would not
At the top of the list the longest river in be the magical place that it is. It flourishes on
was the amazing 60 th the United States the strength and dedication of everyone who
anniversary celebration—“2011: From the a n d , b et we e n is involved, whether you are a past resident
Center to the Edge,” which took place in Helena and Great artist, a community class student, a collector
late June. The energy, financial support and Falls, it offers some of the best trout fishing of ceramics or a first-time visitor. I am proud to
sense of community generated by this event imaginable. Dedicated anglers plan vacations, be a part of it and hope you are too.
exceeded anything I have ever seen and by hire guides, rent boats and fly from all around
all reports it was a great success. the world for a chance to maybe catch a 25- Now, as the days get shorter, announcing
inch rainbow trout—and it is right here in my the arrival of fall and some focused time
As fall begins, we welcome a new group of backyard. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am in the studio over the winter, we will carry
residents working in the Shaner studios. to have such an amazing resource nearby, that with us the memories from this summer and
While it is always exciting to meet new artists, is, until I have the good fortune of holding one continue to move Archie’s vision forward.
it is also a little sad to let go of those who are of these beautiful creatures in my hands while And maybe, if time allows, find a few more
leaving. We draw comfort from knowing they surrounded by mountains with bald eagles flying days on the river.
are going on to other exciting adventures overhead. It’s almost too romantic to write —Steven Young Lee
and opportunities and know they will stay in about. However, in that moment, it’s hard not to
touch. As the 60th anniversary event showed, appreciate how remarkable Montana is.
once you are part of the Bray, you will always
be a part of the Bray, forever. This past June, I had a similar realization 2011meloystevensonaward
d u r i n g t h e B ray ’s 6 0 t h a n n i v e rs a r y
In addition to our departing Bray artists, this celebration. Many of us had been working
fall we are also saying goodbye to two of our for the past two years to prepare for the
board members. Dick Baiter and John Green event. Staff, residents, board, participating
concluded their third terms and we cannot artists, steering committee members and
thank them enough for their service. Both volunteers all worked tirelessly to ready the
men have been key to the success of the Bray in anticipation of the many friends and
Bray during their tenure and it is reassuring supporters who would be joining us for this
to know we can still count on them for important milestone. As the week came to
future support. John, in fact, is continuing a close—after the demos had finished, the
his service on the finance committee and lectures and panels complete, the final bids
has also joined the facilities committee. It for the auction recorded and the exhibitions
is impossible to overstate how important closed for the night—there I was watching the The Meloy Stevenson Award of Distinction
their work on the board has been and their amazing Beth Lo playing stand-up bass with acknowledges outstanding service to the Archie
wise counsel will be missed at future board the Big Sky Mudflaps and everyone dancing Bray Foundation and is granted to individuals
meetings. We are, though, fortunate to have into the night. There were expressions of whose commitment has helped to sustain the
added Aidan Myhre, of Helena, to the board pure joy on people’s faces as the conga Bray as “a fine place to work.” Resident Artist
for a three-year term, and her enthusiasm line started circling the stage, and laughter Director Steven Young Lee presented the
and knowledge will be a great addition to flooded the cool night air. In that moment I 2011 award to Josh DeWeese and Mary Jane
board deliberations. was reminded of how remarkable the Bray is, Davidson at the opening ceremonies during the
that I am fortunate enough to experience it Bray’s 60th anniversary celebration. The ceramic
Plans for next year’s classes, workshops and every day and, for a week in June, we were plaques were made by Kelly Garrett Rathbone
exhibitions are progressing well and 2012 is all able to savor it together. and framed by Al Swanson.
shaping up to be an exciting year. With seven
workshops, a dozen or more visiting artists
and new artwork and exhibitions, we are in
anticipation for great things to come.
Thanks to all of you who support and love
the Bray. We are here only because of your
commitment to Archie’s mission—to create
for those interested in ceramics “a fine place
to work.” Thank you and I hope you can
make it to Helena to visit us sometime this
—Jon Satre The Brickyard Bash during the 60th anniversary celebration weekend.
archiebrayfoundation THE ARCHIE BRAY FOUNDATION
thanks the many volunteers, resident and visiting artists,
The Archie Bray Foundation was founded collectors, staff and board of directors, ceramic lovers and supporters
in 1951 by Archie Bray, Peter Meloy and for helping the Bray celebrate this extraordinary milestone.
Branson Stevenson “to make available for all
who are seriously and sincerely interested in
any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine
place to work.”
Steven Young Lee, Resident Artist Director
Teresa Amsbaugh, Development Officer
Chuck Aydlett, Clay Business Manager
Chip Clawson, Maintenance Manager Because of your support and dedication it was a resounding success.
Marcia Eidel, Development Director We couldn’t have done it without you.
Emily Free Wilson, Gallery Director
Rachel Hicks, Director of Programs thankyouvolunteers!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Rock Hand Hardware
and Communications Windgate Charitable Foundation American Federal Savings Bank
Noreen Lehfeldt, Accounts and Office Manager National Endowment community
Nearly 200 people from thisfor the Arts Windgate Charitable Foundation
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel
Peter Rudd, Clay Business Assistant and beyond volunteeredShield ofthe 60 thfor Montana
Joshua Rysted, Clay Business Retail Manager
Blue Cross & Blue
anniversary event. They weeded and mowed,
Mountain Meadow Inn
National Endowment for the Arts
Montana Conservation Corps
Payne Financial Group Inc./
Allegra Marketing, Print and Web
registered guests, guarded art, & Co., P.C with Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Montana International Insurance
Anderson ZurMuehlen helped Wingate by Wyndam
Board of Directors demonstrations, erected tents and even
Tim and Shawna Ballweber Appleton Furniture and Design Center
Jon Satre, President Blackfoot River Brewing Co. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Montana
and they did
directed traffic, George’s Distributing it all with a Mountain Meadow Inn
Birds & Beasleys
Norma Tirrell, Vice President Clark’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Margaret Woo, Treasurer
J. A. A special thanks goes
smile on their face.BalistreriFoundation
Jerry Metcalf Lehrkind’s Helena Coca Cola
Wally Bivins, Secretary to the steeringJorgenson’s Restaurant board and
committee, and Lounge Allegra Marketing
Linda M. Deola, Esq, Morrison, and Web
John Balistreri Mosaic Architecture
resident artists for allCeramic Products work and Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co.,
Motl and Sherwood P.C
Skutt of their hard Miller’s Crossing
Sally Brogden dedication. Bailey Pottery Equipment Tim Rentals and Sales
Party Plusand Shawna Ballweber
Mike Casey Big Sky Commerce
Blackfoot River Brewing Co.
Great Northern Town Center St. Peter’s Hospital
Lin Deola George’s Distributing
Julia Galloway event West Bank
In addition to the Mountainvolunteers, we would Trimac Group, LLC Real Estate Professionals
Ayumi Horie like to acknowledge our regular year-round J. A. Balistreri Vineyards
Beth Lo volunteers who have dedicated many hours Jerry Metcalf Foundation
Aidan Myhre Jorgenson’s Restaurant and Lounge
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts 2915 Country Club Avenue, Helena, MT 59602 406-443-3502 www.archiebray.org
and talents to the Bray on a day-to-day basis.
Alan Nicholson Without them the Bray would not be what Mosaic Architecture
Susan Ricklefs it is today. Severson Productions
Ann Shaner Skutt Ceramic Products
Rebecca Sive Bailey Pottery Equipment
Patti Warashina Big Sky Commerce
Former Resident Directors
volunteerhighlight Great Northern Town Center
Rudy Autio maryannparvinen Mountain West Bank
Lilian Boschen Rock Hand Hardware
Gene Bunker & joekansier
Dave Cornell American Federal Savings Bank
Josh DeWeese Bergum Drug
Ken Ferguson Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel
Carol Roorbach Montana Conservation Corps
Peter Voulkos Payne Financial Group Inc./Montana
Kurt Weiser International Insurance
Wingate by Wyndam
The Archie Bray Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Contributions are tax deductible. Tax ID # 81-0284022. Appleton Furniture and Design Center
For information about membership, the resident Benny’s Bistro
artist program, community ceramic classes or any
aspect of the Bray’s operations, call or write:
Birds & Beasleys
Mary Ann and Joe have been groundskeeping Clark’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
for the Bray all spring and summer. They Lehrkind’s Helena Coca Cola
have done an amazing job of keeping the Linda M. Deola, Esq, Morrison, Motl
Archie Bray Foundation flowers blooming and the grounds beautiful, and Sherwood
2915 Country Club Avenue especially in Archie’s garden. Miller’s Crossing
Helena, Montana 59602-9929
tel: 406/443-3502 fax: 406/443-0934 Thank you, Mary Ann and Joe, for keeping Party Plus Rentals and Sales
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org the Bray beautiful for all of us to enjoy! Sole Sisters
web site: www.archiebray.org St. Peter’s Hospital
Trimac Group, LLC Real Estate Professionals
As fall settles in so do the new fellowship alannaderocchi seano’connell
artists. Selected from a highly competitive speyerfellow matsutanifellow
field of candidates, the 2011–2012 Archie
Alanna DeRocchi is originally from the small town Sean O’Connell is a functional potter and his
Bray Fellowship recipients are returning
of Petersburg, Illinois. DeRocchi makes large- work is based on the idea that beauty and
residents Jeff Campana, Alanna DeRocchi
scale installations purpose should be a part of everyday life. “It
and Jonathan Read; new residents Andrew
of animals and is my pleasure to make these objects and my
Casto, Sean O’Connell and Lindsay Pichaske;
furniture. Her desire to see them in the hands and on the
and current resident Kenyon Hansen.
constructed displays tables of people who, like me, have a passion
are interpretations for that which is tended and thoughtful,”
anonymousfellow of natural history
Jeff Campana exhibits work nationally staging and are meant O’Connell earned his BFA from the Kansas
and internationally. His deconstructed/ to q u e st i o n t h e City Art Institute in 2001 and his MFA from
reconstructed functional pottery forms have viewer’s placement in the School for American Crafts/Rochester
received national attention in several Ceramics their surroundings. Institute of Technology in 2009. Until recently,
Monthly features. Since receiving his MFA at Alanna DeRocchi,
he and his spouse lived in Rochester, New York,
Cape Buffalo on Terrain (detail)
Indiana University Bloomington in 2008, he where he held several teaching positions at
has participated in more than 50 exhibitions, She received her MFA from the New York State local colleges and art centers. He has exhibited
and regularly gives public lectures and College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. nationally and
workshops. She also holds BA and BFA degrees from Western in 2009 received
He received Illinois University, and spent three years as a the “Salad
h i s B FA i n post-baccalaureate student at California State D ay ’s A r t i st-
ceramics from University, Long Beach. She has since been a in-Residence”
the University visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin, at Watershed
of Wisconsin- Osh Kosh, and recently completed a residency Center for
Whitewater in at the ClayArch Gimhae Museum in Jillye, South Ceramic Arts
2004. Jeff Campana, Cream and Sugar Korea. In 2010, DeRocchi was a summer resident in Newcastle,
at the Bray. Maine.
Campana has been a ceramic technician
Sean O’Connell, Teapot
at Bennington College in Vermont, as well as
a visiting artist and lecturer at the University lindsaypichaske
of Louisville and adjunct professor at Indiana tauntfellow
University Southeast in New Albany. In 2010,
Lindsay Pichaske creates hybridized animal
Campana was a summer resident.
sculptures and installations. Her created
environments are somewhere between real
mjdfellow and imaginary and intersect the familiar and
strange, beautiful and repugnant, human and
Andrew Casto was born in Delaware, Ohio. His Kenyon Hansen, Plates
animal, alive and dead.
sculptural objects create metaphorical links
between personal narratives and physical kenyonhansen She received her MFA from the University of
forces of erosion and entropy. He received lincolnfellow Colorado, Boulder in 2010, and her BFA from
his BA from Earlham College in Indiana, and Kenyon Hansen is a potter who “strives to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
his MFA from the University of Iowa. He has create finely crafted, thoughtfully made She has taught extensively, including classes
served as an adjunct assistant professor at pottery that is both considered and balanced, at Metropolitan State College of Denver, the
Augustana College in Illinois, Knox College in containing a healthy dose of spirit and University of Colorado and The ArtsCenter
Illinois and the University of Iowa. care.” in Carrboro, North Carolina. Additionally,
He was recently awarded the FuLe Prize by Pichaske has been an artist-in-residence at
the International He received his BFA in ceramics from Art 342 in Colorado, Watershed Center for the
C e r a m i c Finlandia University International School Ceramic Arts in Maine and the Odyssey Center
Magazine Editors of Art and Design, Hancock, Michigan, and for Ceramic Arts in North Carolina.
Association in has spent time studying ceramics abroad
Fuping, China, at Staffordshire University in Stoke of Trent,
and has been England. He has also been a studio assistant
featured in at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina
s eve ra l o t h e r and a resident artist at Center Street Clay in
national and Illinois. He apprenticed with Simon Levin and
international interned at Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin.
exhibitions. Hansen is a current Bray resident.
Andrew Casto, Untitled Lindsay Pichaske, The Boar
Jonathan Read makes sculptures, installations
and drawings. He combines soft figurative
forms with dynamic drawings to create and
attempt to freeze a moment in time.
He received his
MFA in ceramics
in 2005. Read
was a member
of the faculty
at Lill Street
Art Center in
and at the Mesa 2011residents
Arts Center in L to R: Jana Evans, Lindsay Pichaske, Andrew Casto, Jeff Campana, Courtney Murphy, Sean O’Connell,
Mesa, Arizona, Woman in an Inner Tube Kenyon Hansen, Steven Young Lee, Alanna DeRocchi and Jonathan Read. Not pictured: Nicholas Bivins.
where he was
the ceramic artist-in-residence in 2005 and
2006. He was also an artist-in-residence and
taught sculpture at the Armory Art Center in The Bray is happy to announce our first fully
West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2010–2011. He funded named residency—the Anonymous
has also exhibited his work internationally Fellowship. A fully funded residency is a Beyond the Brickyard
at the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna, $12,200 gift that supports a resident for one Fourth annual juried exhibition
Austria, and Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art year including the $5,000 fellowship stipend February 4–April 7
Institute in Jingdezhen, China. In 2010, Read and studio and communal materials. We are Opening reception: February 4, 6–8 pm
was a summer resident. very grateful for this extraordinary donation.
Each fellowship awards $5,000 and a one- newfellowship March 25–March 31
year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation This year, the Bray is also pleased to announce Opening reception: March 29
to artists of exceptional accomplishment the addition of the Speyer Fellowship. These
Community Class Exhibition
and promise. Beneficiaries are expected to one-year fellowship awards are given to
April 19–May 19
embrace the Bray experience of community artists of exceptional merit and help offset
Opening reception: April 19, 6–8 pm
and exchange, and have the opportunity to living costs during a Bray residency. By
focus their attention toward producing and reducing the need for outside employment,
2012 Visiting Artists
exhibiting a significant body of work. fellowships give resident artists precious time
May 31–August 5
in the studio to explore and develop their
Opening reception: June 21, 6–8 pm
work. We are very thankful for Tim Speyer’s
generous donation. Resident Artists Exhibition & Auction
2012applicationsonline For information on how to become a Openings
June 21–July 28
fellowship donor, please contact the Bray
Applications and guidelines for the 2012 Opening reception: June 21, 6–8 pm
Development Office at 406/443-3502 or
Fellowships and Residencies are now available
online. To apply, go to www.archiebray.org Benefit Auction & Brickyard Bash
and click on Artist Residencies. Saturday, July 28, beginning at 6 pm
All applications must be submitted online. thebrayatnceca2012 2011 Taunt, Lilian, Lincoln, Matsutani,
If you have any questions, please call During the 2012 NCECA conference in MJD, Speyer and Anonymous Fellowship
406/443-3502, ext. 13. Seattle, the Bray will present two exhibitions: Exhibitions
Table of Content and Prey/Captured. The August 9–September 8
All applications for the 2012 Fellowships exhibitions will feature work from current Opening reception: August 9, 6–8 pm
and Residencies are due to the Archie Bray and past residents and will be on display at
Foster/White from March until April. A public Resident Artist Farewell Exhibitions
by March 1, 2012.
reception will be held during the conference August 9–September 8
on Thursday, March 29. Stay tuned for more Opening reception: August 9, 6–8 pm
The Bray is proud to have members from all partnershipgrant investinthebray
over the world—artists, collectors, students,
appreciators. We want you to be a part of this In 2010, the Archie Bray Foundation was
the recipient of the Montana Arts Council In times of uncertainty, we all want to feel
great group of people who make the Bray such
a fine place. (MAC) Public Value Partnership grant of good about our investments. The Archie Bray
How Your Gift Supports the Bray $10,000 each year for 2011–14. Public Foundation provides strong dividends on
Value Partnerships provide overall operating investment because it is guided by intention
oFriends of the Bray ($1,000 and above)
$12,200-Supports a resident for one year: support toward the educational mission and integrity and remains clearly focused on
studio expenses, communal materials of Montana nonprofit arts organizations its mission.
and fellowship stipend
with strong operations—including stable
$7,200-Annual studio expenses for one Maintaining leadership in ceramic arts is a
long-term resident management, ongoing assessment and
big job. A “fine place to work” in a frequently
$4,000-Utilities for one month evaluation and high artistic quality for the
$3,500-Gallery supplies for one year changing landscape has only one constant,
communities being served. Public Value
$3,000-Sponsorship of one visiting artist providing an environment and facilities where
$2,000-Annual computer expenses Partnerships between Montana non-profit
creativity and innovation can take hold. Although
$1,800-Annual studio expenses for one arts organizations and the Montana Arts
summer resident our determination to lead the field, serve the
Council champion the fact that the arts are
$1,100-Insurance for one month community of Helena and nurture the most
of benefit to all the citizens of Montana and
talented of today’s ceramic artists is demanding,
oBenefactor ($500–999) are worthy of state and federal investment.
$730-Freight expenses for one week we are steadfast in that commitment.
$600-Studio expenses for one resident for
one month Bray Board President Jon Satre met with Bill The success of our 60th anniversary celebration
$500-Annual community class supplies Lombardi, Senator Tester’s state director, in June reflected the value that people place
and discussed the Public Value Partnership on our work, our vision for the future and our
$454-Telephone expenses for two weeks
grants with him. Both Lombardi and Senator commitment to ceramic art. Every gift is a
$335-Postage and delivery expenses for Tester are supporters of the arts and are very continuing investment in the ceramic artists
two weeks aware of the value the Bray brings not just who, for 60 years, have worked to find their
$250-Communal glaze and ceramic supplies
to Helena, but to Montana. Lombardi was creative voices at the Bray, and then have
for one month
impressed with the economic contribution gone on to define the field.
oSponsor ($100–249) to the state from this summer ’s 60 th
$200-Stipend for one resident for one month anniversary celebration and believes events The Annual Campaign is an opportunity
$150-Studio expenses for one resident for
one week of this type are critical to creating visibility of for all of us to come together in support of
$100-Stipend for one resident for two weeks arts organizations within the state. It is his our shared belief that the Bray’s mission
opinion that well-run arts nonprofits such as remains an important, worthy and rewarding
$80-Advertising expenses for five days
the Bray are critical to the important goal of investment. By now you should have received
$60-Studio expenses for one resident for sustaining a vibrant arts community in the a letter asking for your support. If you haven’t
three days state and that a vibrant arts community is a already done so, please take a moment now to
$35-One subscription for newsletter and
key part of the quality of life in Montana. send your gift and renew your commitment to
the creative community that is the Bray. It is an
Name and contact information as you wish them
to appear in membership listing: investment that has stood the test of time, and
offers a dynamic vision for the future.
chrisantemann & You can make your annual gift easily and
Address jakobhasslacher securely online at www.archiebray.org, by
calling 406/443-3502, ext. 17 or by sending a
City During the 60th anniversary live auction call check to Archie Bray Foundation, 2915 Country
for cash, past resident Chris Antemann and Club Avenue, Helena, Montana 59602. Thank
her husband Jakob Hasslacher donated an you for your generosity and friendship.
Phone astounding $10,000 gift to commemorate their
10-year anniversary. Chris and Jakob first met at
E-mail the Bray’s 50th anniversary event in 2001.
Enclose check or money order payable to the
Archie Bray Foundation, 2915 Country Club Ave, “We want folks to know how our special ten
Helena, MT 59602 years of personal relationship and ten years
of our relationship with the Bray mean so
Please charge: o Visa o MasterCard o AMEX
much to us and how honored we are to be
able to support and show thanks by giving
the $1,000 for every year on the occasion of
Account # the 60th Anniversary.”–Hasslacher
Exp. date Amount charged We want to give a special thanks to both
Thank you for your support. Chris and Jakob for their continuing support
Tax ID # 81-0284022 of ceramic arts and the Bray. Tip Toland demonstrating during the 60th anniversary event.
continued from page 1 theclaybusiness
the development of the Resident Artist
Scholarship Fund, the Bray has eliminated all
Tad Henningson Retires
monthly studio fees for long- and short-term After 10 years as the Clay
resident artists and offers financial support Production Manager, Tad
for long-term residents. Henningson has retired.
Known as the “Clay Czar,”
Tad worked to make sure
only the highest quality
of clay was sold at the
Bray. His steady flow of Martin Holt
jokes, sports updates and 1940–2011
opinions about everything under the sun will
Martin Holt passed away of leukemia on
be missed as he goes on to pursue his studio
September 6 at the age of 71. Martin
work at his home in Dillon, Montana.
assisted many local arts organizations and
was particularly active with the Archie Bray
“All of us are going to miss Tad and the unique
Louis Katz installation and performance. Foundation, the Myrna Loy Center and was
qualities he brought during his time working
one of the founding board members of
The three-day event wrapped up with a night at the Bray. His passion for this place was
Helena Civic Television.
full of performances. Louis Katz mystified evident through his interactions with the
the crowd with an interactive video and artists and also his own artwork. No one in
Martin documented many activities and
sculptural performance about ceramics Montana made better clay or told a good joke
residents over the years, beginning with
and the Bray. Individuals were chained to like he did.”—Steven Young Lee
Rudy Autio and Peter Voulkos. He will be
oversized Styrofoam bricks and stood in the greatly missed by the Bray and Helena art
middle of a circle created by 12-foot-high disks Thank you, Tad, for all your years of dedication
community, but his legacy will live on through
with multiple video and audio projections to making the Bray the best place to buy clay.
his documentaries, which provide a small
playing at dusk. The rest of the evening was window into how Martin saw the world.
spent dancing to the Big Sky Mudflaps at I f y o u h a v e p h o to s o r m e m o r i e s o f
the Brickyard Bash. Participants, residents, working with Tad, please e-mail them to
board, staff, volunteers and ceramic lovers email@example.com. We will include them
danced the night away and celebrated the in a scrapbook for Tad.
past, present and future of the Bray. newfacesatthe
On behalf of the Archie Bray Foundation for Duncan Glaze Sale Amanda Bray, Lindsay Carroll, Andrew
the Ceramic Arts, many, many thanks. We Ray and Kurt Repnak have joined the Clay
couldn’t do it without the support that comes Business staff, bringing with them a variety
from the Bray community. Together, we will of experiences and talents.
continue to fulfill Archie’s original mission to
make the Bray “a fine place to work.”
All Duncan underglazes and glazes are on
sale for 35% off.
L to R: Amanda Bray, Kurt Repnak and Andrew Ray.
Silicon Carbide Kiln Shelves Not pictured: Lindsay Carroll.
Silicon carbide kiln shelves imported from
China are currently available with volume
pricing while they last.
(1–9) $59 each
(10–19) $56 each
(20+) $53 each
For more information about sales or new
products, contact the Clay Business at Beth Cavener Stichter demonstrating during
Don Reitz demonstrating during the 60th anniversary event. 800/433-6434 or 406/442-2521. the 60th anniversary event.
2915 Country Club Avenue Permit #44
Helena, MT 59602 59601
Address Service Requested
The Archie Bray is supported by the Montana
Arts Council, a state agency funded by the State
of Montana and the National Endowment for the
Partial funding for this project was
provided by the Montana Cultural Trust.
Printed on Recycled Paper
The holidays are just around the corner and it is time for the festive and creative spirit.
The North Gallery is overflowing with work by current residents, as well as some of your
favorite past residents, and a new selection of work will be featured on our Online Sales
Gallery. The exhibition will open with a celebration on November 17th and will be open
through Friday, December 23rd. We have wonderful gifts for everyone on your list.
Make this year’s holiday special with a handmade cup and a Bray T-shirt for all your
friends and family. If you are unable to join us in person, the Online Sales Gallery
will allow you to get in on the action with shipping available to anywhere in the U.S.
Visit www.archiebray.org and shop today.
For more information, contact the North Gallery at 406/443-3502, ext. 18, or
Create Collect Connect
north gallery • november 17–december 23
braygalleryhours • monday–saturday 10 am–5 pm • sunday 1 pm–5 pm
The Bray is in need of a few items. Let us know
The perfect gift for any clay if you have something to donate, or would be
enthusiast! Gift certificates interested in donating funds to be used to
are available to purchase purchase these items. If you can help, contact
o n l i n e a n d ca n b e s e nt Steven Young Lee at 406/443-3502, ext. 12.
anywhere in the world. Gift
certificates may be used for Hair dryers for Pottery Studio
gallery purchases, workshops Hot pot for heating water
or classes. Certificates can be Plastic grocery bags for the Clay Business
Garden hose roller stand for the Shaner Studio
redeemed in person or over
the phone. Vacuum cleaner
Go to www.archiebray.org and click on the Sales Gallery link to purchase today.