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August 2022 Newsletter

In our gallery:

Stephanie Dishno: This is all just a little uncomfortable. Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 5-8pm

Exhibition runs August 5-27, 2022 Our August exhibition features the work of current resident artist Stephanie Dishno. Though figurative works in clay will be a component of the exhibition, Stephanie’s largest featured project will be a large collection of cups she has created that reference the female body and feature a myriad of intimate illustrations. Gallery events are free and open to the public.


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Summertime High Tea Sunday, August 28 at 4pm held outdoors at The Clay Studio of Missoula Please join us for our annual late summer celebration! We will be serving an appetizing selection of high tea themed snacks created by Marianne Forrest. The Clay Studio of Missoula’s talented ceramic artists will provide guests with a handmade cup and plate to take home. Teas by Lake Missoula Tea Company, and other beverages, will be served. Live music by Chuck Florence, Beth Lo, David Horgan - Jazz Trio. Proceeds from this online event fund professional development opportunities for long term artists-in-residence at The Clay Studio of Missoula. Tickets: $80 per person ($5 discount for members) ticket price includes one plate & one cup to keep, plus food, drink, musical entertainment, and great company! Purchase tickets in person at the Clay Studio, by phone (406-543-0509) M-F 12-5pm or purchase online anytime. Tickets to this special event must be purchased in advance.


August Workshops August Family Workshop - Fun Fruit Vessels For all ages! This weekend! Sunday August 7, 10am-1pm Pottery Date Night Friday, August 12, 6-8pm Community Workshop - Botanical Pendants Sunday, August 14, 10am-1pm Beginning Pottery Workshop Friday, August 19, 6-8pm NEW! Fire & Throw Workshop Sunday August 21, noon-2:30pm Want to learn more about the ceramic process while you learn to throw, and have a piece you can take home with you right away? Our new Fire & Throw Workshop gives you a beginning throwing lesson while investigating a fun and unique form of firing called Raku! Fall Adult Classes open for registration Monday 8/8 Interested in taking a class this fall? Registration opens next week! Fall Classes will be announced at noon on Monday, August 8. Our Fall classes for adults run September 12-November 20


Apply for our Wood Fire Internship! Applications due: Friday, August 19 by 5pm Applicants must be self-motivated and have experience with ceramics, with a particular focus and interest in developing their wood firing skills. In exchange for time and labor, interns receive access to the community studio space, storage area for their work, and the opportunity to further develop their wood fire practice in a supportive community studio setting. Wood Fire Internship duration is one year, with the option to continue a second year (limit 2 years) Click here for the application form or visit our Internship Page for more information!


August Community Resident - Stephanie Kim

For the month of August, Stephanie Kim will be joining us for a short term artist residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula. Stephanie is a ceramic artist based in San Francisco. She took her first introductory throwing class in 2018 and has not stopped working with clay since. With a background in painting and drawing, Stephanie views clay as a challenging and inspiring canvas. She uses figurative drawings to bring life into her work. After working as a software engineer during the day, she can be found throwing in the studio or on her couch drawing on bisqueware while watching reality TV.



These August camps still have some available spots! Teen Pottery By Hand (Ages 12-18) August 15-19, 10am-noon daily Fantastic Animals (Ages 5-7+) August 22-26, 10am-noon daily Visit our Youth & Family Program page to learn more and register:


Housing needed for resident artists! We are looking for leads on affordable rooming or individual housing rentals for long term residents starting September & October 2022. Please contact us if you might have something that we can pass on to these creative individuals looking for accommodations in this competitive housing market!

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