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Archie Bray Foundation

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
So much to explore, so much eye candy to enjoy, a true local cultural gem!

The Bray has a fascinating history and ridiculous (well-earned) cred in the Ceramic Arts Community... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Patty C
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Kay B
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...

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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

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

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

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.

Thank Tullamoretraveller
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

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

Thank AirialBalloonCompany
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

Thank ElySprings
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Our trip to Helena was to see the Archie Bray Foundation. We were there the day of the annual auction. They have a reasonably good selection of pieces by internationally known ceramists. The outstanding part for me was looking at the buildings and outside installations....More

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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