Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts - Art in the Public Eye
"...for all who are sincerely interested in any branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work."
Archie Bray, Sr. 1951
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be "a place to make available for all who are seriously and sincerely interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work." Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bray is located three miles from downtown Helena, Montana, on the site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company. Set against the wooded foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the 26-acre former brickyard is internationally recognized as a gathering place for emerging and established ceramic artists. The nearby mountains and brick factory ruins provide a backdrop for the creative environment; more important is the dynamic arts community created by the resident artists that come to the Bray to work, share experiences, and explore new ideas.
Information provided by http://www.archiebray.org/
When you tour the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, 2915 Country Club Avenue, don't miss the great public art by artists who have created a wealth of sculptures on the grounds! Here are some of the art pieces you can see there.
Photos courtesy of the Archie Bray Foundation