Helena’s Hectic Houses

Helena’s architecture defies classification. To begin with it was a gold rush town—filled with saloons and brothels and dirt covered prospectors. Some of this remains in the tangled skein of roads that follow old footpaths, and in many buildings’ false-fronted western flair. In just a few short years, however, the town had become the epicenter … Read more


Bewitched by the Bray: the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

art work at the Archie Bray

Before it became one of the foremost ceramics studios in the world, the site of the Archie Bray Foundation was the Western Clay Manufacturing Company. It took very little for Archie Bray to begin transforming the place into an arts center in 1951. Bray envisioned creating a place for “all who are interested in the … Read more