Studio Art Center

Free Ceramics is pleased to bring you our Studio Art Center! A place for creating and the community! The Studio Art Center is a building with private studios and community space for rent, a showroom for studio artists, and a place where live music, classes and events take place. Interested in renting the space for a party, music or meeting? Check out our contract with rates. Give us a call at 406-438-6212 or drop in and see what’s happening! The calendar shows when the space is available.

hours. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.


Artists & Organizations

Natalia Hayes

Natalia Hayes is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and makes her paper-cuts in Helena, MT

Carolyn Caldwell Studio

Carolyn Caldwell paints contemporary landscapes with an abstract soul. She is available for private painting lessons and commissions.

Jay Crider

My paintings push the boundaries of traditional painting, combining fantasy and reality, realism and comic book aesthetics. The works are often equal parts profound and humorous.

Girls Thrive

Girls Thrive (GT) is a Helena based, volunteer-operated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is on a mission to inspire young women (between the ages of 10-18) to empower themselves through a variety of sports and educational activities designed to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive body image. We offer three programs throughout the year in the winter, spring, and fall and offer program scholarships and gear to all girls in need. Please view our website for the most current information.

Judy Kline

I call myself a CREATIVITY EXPLOSION! Some call me the RED QUEEN. I create unique works in Mixed Media, Fiber Arts, Unique Designer Jewelry, Beaded Treasures, Art Dolls & visual excitement to please the eye and awaken the senses.

Theresa Cardiello, LCPC

Mental health therapist, (private practice, utilizing creative arts when applicable), art teacher, and piano teacher.

Thank you!

In 2014, Emily & Matt Wilson, with the help of many friends and family, launched a online fundraiser to help with the initial remodel costs of this great building. We raised nearly $25,000 and are forever grateful to everyone who chipped in. The following is a list of individuals who gave to that campaign and helped make our Studio Art Center a reality! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

Mark & Ann Feldhauser, Timothy Speyer, Dave Hunter, Anonymous, Ginger Agee, Jeremy Bartlett, Bruce & Mary Capdeville, Linda Carlson, Chip Clawson, Allen Flinck, Gerold & Midge Golner, Tyler Knott Gregson, Nathan Haney, Dwight & Roxanne Hiesterman, Nancy Mininberg, Allan & Nancy Nicholson, Brandon Orr, Park Avenue Bakery, Suzanne Taunt, Justin Trafton, Scott Walter, Bill Winterburn, Jim & Gina Ziegler

Kimberly Agee, Stacey Anderson, Gary & Joan Anderson, Anonymous, Tim Ballweber, Amanda Barr, Danya Beaumeister, Mary Blake, Tamara Blank, John Board, Patricia & Bill Borneman, Jan & Bill Brown, Elizabeth J Butler, Carolyn Caldwell, Jeff Campana, Kimberlee Carlson, Casey Carlton, Mike & Colleen Casey, Meghan & Cerys, Mumtaj Chokbengboun, Jon Christianson, Shay & Maura Church, Amy Clark, Carol Clifford, Teresa Cohea, Karen Jeanne Coleman, Kyle Cullen, Patrick Doust & Richard North, Sam & Jenny Dowd, Cynna Doyle, Curt Drake, Laurie Ekanger, Casne Engineering, Jana Evans & Marco Rosichelli, Arlynn Fishbaugh, Jennifer Forker & Jim Clarke, Rebecca Foster, Pat Foster, Bobby Free, Christine Free, Erin Furimsky, Julia Galloway, Mary George, Jim Gilman, Mel Griffin, Metta Hallinan, Terri Hamilton, Elizabeth Harter, Rachel Hicks, Clara Hoag, Barbara Howe, Callie Jacques, Karen Jennings, Brett Kern, Judy Kline, Jane Kollmeyer, Yvonne Kunz & Andy Ritchie, Bonnie Lambert, Keith Leatherman, Steve & Lisa Lee, Noreen Lehfeldt, Trevor Lind, Linda Lopez, Paula Maleport, Linda & Paul Martin, Megan Moore, Courtney Murphy, Lois Neal, Betsy Nordell, Sue Northup, Mary O’Malley, David Orndoff, Steve Palmer, Didi Peccia, Jan Peccia, Margaret Regan, Brad Robinson, Kay Satre, Dennis Small, Lauren Smith, Mark & Somsri Squires, Kitty Sullivan, Dalynn Townsend, Frances Wall, Julia Walther, Susan Wilkins, Freda Wilkinson