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“Pottery artist learned his life-skills in Butte”

This story ran in the August 25, 2001 edition of Butte’s newspaper, The Montana Standard. It’s an excellent story that ran about the time ¬†Autio’s solo exhibition, “Rudy,” opened. For more information about the Archie Bray Foundation, click here. _______________________________ … Continue reading

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Pottery Travelogue: Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front

Our trip from Bigfork across the Continental Divide and back was astounding. I had never seen the Rocky Mountain Front and it was so jaw-droppingly incredible, I’m definitely going back. It was a perfect summer day. Mark and I left … Continue reading

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Montana is where my heart lies

In that pre-vacation phase…making lists, sending e-mails, setting up pet care, arranging for the mail to be brought in. Every once in a while my eyes glaze over… And I’m thinking, “What can I cook that will be simple tonight?” … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Oral History Interview: David Shaner

I will be running a Smithsonian interview the first of each month, covering ceramists and sculptors. The interviews are long, very long, so, I hope you read them when you have time and, even then, little by little, over coffee … Continue reading

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Rudy Autio, Montana Artist

Rudy Autio made big, sculptural pieces which were embellished with colored slips.¬† A native Montanan, he was was born in Butte, Montana, in 1926 and was of Finnish descent. “As a child, he first learned to draw by taking evening … Continue reading

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