Ceramic menagerie: 'Wild things' made of clay

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Jon Bonnicksen stands next to his ceramic sculpture, “Vampire Squid,” at the Clay Studio of Missoula on Tuesday.

“Vampire Squid” by Jon Bonnicksen at Clay Studio of Missoula’s exhibition, “Where the Wild Things Are.”

“Brutus” by Ariel Bowman at the Clay Studio of Missoula.

Cory Walsh

Creatures real and unreal are in captivity in the Clay Studio of Missoula’s gallery — a bison, a vampire squid, a gryphon, cats, a manta ray and more.

The exhibition “Where the Wild Things Are” displays the breadth of sculptural possibilities of ceramics for anyone who associates it more closely with cups and bowls.

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