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Archie Bray Foundation

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Ceramic adventure

This is a must visit place - contemporary ceramics with brick making history - a walking sculpture... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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A world reknowned pottery arts center

Spend a few hours, spend the day. The Bray is one of the most fascinating places you can visit... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Helena, Montana
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The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Bray) is a nonprofit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located three miles from downtown Helena...more
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2915 Country Club Ave, Helena, MT 59602-9240
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit place - contemporary ceramics with brick making history - a walking sculpture tour and a funky gallery - definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I used to do some pottery at the Bray so this was really a treat to return and see what has happened in the last 35 years. A lot!!! It is amazing to see the expansion and most of all the results of all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Spend a few hours, spend the day. The Bray is one of the most fascinating places you can visit. Don't forget to visit the gallery and store...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The Bray has a fascinating history and ridiculous (well-earned) cred in the Ceramic Arts Community. Even if you're not a potter, you'll appreciate this "campus" with a variety of hot spots to view ceramic creations and huge historic beehive kilns, wander the grounds and search...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patty C
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The Archie Bray Foundation is built around an old brick factory, where the artists have placed all sorts of whimsical creations--and there is a gallery and a gift shop featuring clay and ceramic creations that are often practical or just beautiful additions to your home....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Dick13cathy
Reviewed November 9, 2017

What a weird walk through. Totally wild. You are on your own but, take a friend, because! No one will understand if you explain it without a witness with you. I take friends from out of state to Archie Bray, Because There is Nothing in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mike V
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Archie Bray artist in residence program is known world-wide. Wonderful facility located in historic brick making factory. Ceramic artists from around the world come to work and live on-site. Excellent exhibitions.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kevin O
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This place is fun for exploration, from the historic "bee hive" brick kilns to the state of the art ceramic studios (where you can see artists at work) to the many outdoor sculptures. There are two shops on the premises, one that sells ceramic art...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 123KLM
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This place was strange. Messy, overgrown, and odd. The young lady in the gift shop area was very nice and the items displayed in that particular building were nice, but the grounds were disappointing, to us at least. I don't understand all the great reviews...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

So glad a Helena resident told me about this place, because I would never have found it on my own. Be sure to load the address in your GPS - it is not in a central or even commercial neighborhood, although not far from town...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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The facility is really a place for potters and sculptors to study and to work. You can walk around the grounds at your leisure to see the sculptures and displays, see (and buy) the work of some recent artists in the... More