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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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