Sarah JaegerIt's Still Free: Bobby Free and Emily Free Wilson

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 5:30-9pm
Exhibition runs September 5-26, 2014

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The Clay Studio is proud to present this exhibit featuring Bobby Free and Emily Free Wilson, sibling potters that individually became inspired to work in clay while living miles apart from one another, and at one point worked together with Matt Wilson to create the family pottery, Free Ceramics, in Helena, MT. Though their works have different distinctive styles, each of these talented artists strives to integrate two-dimensional design into their functional forms.

Bobby Free completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2010. After graduating from school he interned with the owners of Free Ceramics, a family-run pottery in Helena, Montana where he worked as the production thrower until 2012. Since then Bobby has been an artist-in-residence at Sonoma Community Center (CA), Red Lodge Clay Center, and The Clay Studio of Missoula. Bobby is currently the studio manager at AMOCA in Pomona, CA

Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist in Helena, Montana. She currently runs her pottery business, Free Ceramics, and is the gallery director at the Archie Bray Foundation. Emily received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Emily has also received grants from the Montana Arts Association and the Myrna Loy Art Center. Emily has been a visiting artist at Pottery Northwest and Jackson Art Association. Her work and the collaborative work through Free Ceramics has been published in Ceramics Monthly and has been featured across the United States at galleries including the Northern Clay Center, Red Lodge Clay Center and the Holter Museum of Art.

The exhibition will be on display at the Clay Studio of Missoula from September 5-26, 2014, with an opening on Friday, September 5 from 5:30-9pm.

Gallery events hosted at the Clay Studio of Missoula are free and open to the public.

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