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RITUAL: Functional Clay in Everyday Life

“RITUAL: Functional Clay in Everyday Life” starts August 3rd with an opening reception

Our next show opens August 3 and runs through September 1, 2018. Please join us on opening night for a reception, to meet the artists and get the best choice of functional pieces for your home, office or gifts.

What: Opening Reception of “Ritual: functional clay in everyday life”

When: Friday Aug. 3 from 5 to 8pm

Who: Our opening events are for everyone, kids too — and it’s free

Where: 1+1=1 Gallery is located at 434 North Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Montana.

More Info: Call the gallery 406.431.9931 or email us

Why Ritual?

Ritual. Isn’t that something we should save for special days?  Why not create more meaning in everyday activities? Rituals slow us down, connect us with the origins of things and the underlying beauty of all life.  From cooking and eating … to lighting a candle; placing flowers in a vase; drinking coffee, tea, ale or wine; bathing and brushing teeth; meditation and prayer; telling stories and tucking children or ourselves in bed … these are things we may do everyday and — if done with intention — can become wonderful meaningful moments for us.

Nine local and regional ceramic artists submitted a large selection of functional clay objects that can be used in our everyday life. Bowls, plates, cups, cookie jars, mugs, trays, vases and tumblers are just a few. Everything in the exhibit is beautiful enough to be displayed as a work of art … and useful enough to become part of your everyday life.

Artists include:

• Maureen Cole, Helena MT
• sarah magar, sook bc canada
• George McCauley, Helena MT
• Page Kelly Piccolo, Clancy MT
• Carla potter, Helena mt
• andrew rivera, missoula MT
• trudy skari, helena MT
• Sarahjess Swann, Bozeman MT
• Eliza Weber, great falls mt

Just in time for Montana visitors looking for something special to take home, and for Helena residents who want to treat themselves or someone to a one-of-a-kind useful gift. We will have the entire exhibit in our online catalog for anyone who can’t make it to the gallery in person. The catalog goes live on August 4th. 

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