Tag Archives: Montana

Auntie Del’s Czech porcelain soup tureen

My great-aunt was an elfin creature and most probably fey, like my mom. She had a tinkling laugh that went up and down the scale. Our family is fond of our Irish heritage and Auntie Del and her sister Dorie, … Continue reading

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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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Are potters and ceramists down-to-earth?

Potters and ceramists are… Of course, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘down-to-earth.’ It is a clich√©, yes, but is it true? Think about the people you’ve known that you met or know because of clay…. Classmates, … 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’s Continental Divide, Clay, and Culture

Super busy the last several days. Scheduling is working out well and no complaints. My Mom receives dialysis three times a week and this trip was set up well in advance because clinics were involved. It turns out she likes … Continue reading

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For what it’s worth: A guide to western Montana

My friends Shirley and Brennan are preparing to move from Maui to a western state, Montana, Colorado or Wyoming. They are tired of Hawaii and want to live near mountains. I’ve known Shirley since the mid-70s. We were housemates in … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park Slideshow

Snow in August! The park was amazing and I hope you enjoy this small slideshow of our day….

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