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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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Robin Hopper: Three decorative techniques for ceramics

Otto showed me a book he bought when he was at his annual ceramics retreat at Metchosin. Robin Hopper’s Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface is one of the most beautiful and exciting books I’ve seen in some time. Joan … Continue reading

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The Animation of Clay: Pauline Doyle’s World

She calls them her ‘ladies.’ Some are towering, pear-shaped women with warm hearts, while others remind me of stout, no-nonsense church ladies. I also see coquettes, with daintily upturned chins and sloping shoulders. Most of the ladies are adorned with … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Oral History Interview with Rudy Autio

I previously noted that I would run this interview at a later date. However, since I recently posted a video and newspaper article about Autio, I decided it made sense to run this now. It is the full interview and … Continue reading

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Article about Rudy Autio

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 Rudy Autio’s solo exhibition, “Rudy,” opened. Later, I will run the transcript of his oral history … 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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