Pot-cast Interview with Emily Free Wilson

A few months ago I was interviewed by Paul Blais from The Potters Cast. He is doing cool things for the ceramics field. Follow him on Instagram @PDBLAIS. It was fun chatting with him as I reminisced about my journey into clay. After the short commercial break around 41 minutes, I share a story about …

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Things I learned in College

I wrote this list for a friend who just went off to college. My college experience looks a lot like the geography of the state of Oregon, where I grew up. It had it’s days at the beach, runs on the riverside trails, and enjoyable walks through lush green filled forests. But it also had …

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Montana Clay in our Capitol’s Rotunda

Six weeks ago I organized a Montana Clay take over of our State Capitol Rotunda. If you are not familiar with Montana Clay, we are ceramic artists from all over the state of Montana dedicated to promoting our craft, education and sharing of clay resources. You can see this great list of artists and links …

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Collaboration with Tyler Knott Gregson

To purchase a tile for $95 + 10% ($104.50 -includes shipping.  Add $15 for international shipping) visit our online fundraiser at: http://www.hatchfund.org/project/free_ceramics_the_studio_art_center Last month Tyler reached out to me through Instagram and asked if I was interested in collaborating. Life has a sweet way of opening up fun opportunities if one takes the time to …

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Don Reitz

Thanksgiving in the year 2000 I went on a life changing journey. A friend and I had decided to go on a crazy road trip to Flagstaff, Arizona. My friend, let’s call him Saul, I knew from my ceramics class. I was in my 2nd semester of ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, learning about …

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Words

soft, hard, cold, warm, layers, solid clay, metal, plaster, cloth, paper, balloons, wood, anything. pieces, parts, surface, vessels sculpture ???? space, interiors, external, movement, animation, being comfortable or not, person space, life- size, monumental, big, small, who cares stacked, horizontal vertical, anti-totem-pole, sets, groups, pairs, spotted, striped, isolation, solitude, alone, my fish tiger, he has …

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Call for Artists “This is Helena”

Dear Artist! Emily Free Wilson and Matt Wilson of Free Ceramics are excited to host the 2nd Annual “This is Helena” Exhibition at our very own new building location, the Studio Art Center at 650 Logan Street. To celebrate we are inviting every artist we know or haven’t met, to be in a multi-media art …

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Adding & Subtracting. My 10 Days.

10 days ago my husband Matt Wilson got on a plane to join our son Clayton with the grandparents and spend time together fishing in lovely Canada. I stayed home. My plan: to make work for my upcoming exhibition with my brother Bobby Free called “It’s Still Free” at the Clay Studio of Missoula. It …

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Entrepreneurial Perseverance and Assiduity

Last Fall Matt and I attempted to become part owners of the beautiful brick building we have had studio space in for the last 10 years.  We worked hard making wherever we were-better.  We threw an amazing party to celebrate the impending “buy in” and take a step forward in part ownership of the building.  …

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That instinct to avoid if not perfect

Today I had a number of great conversations with other ceramic artists.  One of the conversations I had revolved around blogs. I have a blog, that I wished I used more. Almost daily I think, ‘Oh! That’s something I could write about it!” and then my insecurities get the better of me.  I second guess …

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