My name is Emily Free Wilson and I am a ceramic artist living in Helena, Montana. I keep pretty busy living, in my opinion, a great life. Free Ceramics is a pottery business I run with my husband Matt Wilson. We juggle our 5 year old son Clayton with day-to-day life activities and running a business. Along with making pottery we also run a kid’s Clay Club program. Monday through Thursday I am the Gallery Director at the Archie Bray Foundation. I have had this job for over 7 years and continue to enjoy the community I get to work with. Both jobs excite me and balance my interests and needs.
For the next two months I am going to write about all these pieces of my busy life. Topics will consistently rotate between the following: the art and business side of Free Ceramics, a highlight from what I am up to at the Bray, an artist spotlight and general entries about my constant attempt to balance it all.
Today, March 1st, is a Friday. My one day of the week where I get to be in the studio or on the computer working on Free Ceramics. I just sprinted down the street with Clayton and he’s off to school. So I’m getting the blog online and am heading out to finish painting a few more bowls for tonight’s glaze kiln. The orders are piling up (yay!) and we need to get pots glazed and on their way. Hopefully I squeeze in a run, lunch with Bobby and Perry who will be passing through, and maybe I’ll take another crack at the dreaded filing I piled up on the dining room table. But first, painting dots!