Doors open wide – Step right into the creative space of Helena’s ceramic artists

Marga Lincoln for the Independent Record

On a sunny summer day last week with the song of a meadowlark in the air, artist Giselle Hicks flung wide the doors to her spacious studio on Barrett Road.

Inside, Hicks and fellow artist Brooks Oliver were preparing to fire works for the upcoming 2022 Montana Clay Tour that runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

If you go…

What: 2022 Montana Clay Tour

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31

Where: Six sites – visit

Cost: Free

Pub outreach event: Learn more about the Montana Clay Tour at Ten Mile Brewery 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23

Info: More info at

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Both are former Archie Bray resident artists, and they’re sharing Hicks’ studio space for the summer.

Brooks Oliver works on a slip cast in Hicks’ Helena studio recently.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

They’re among 40-plus Montana professional ceramic artists showing their works on this year’s

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