Administration and Programs
Rebecca Harvey received her MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has received international recognition for her artistic practice, including residencies in Dresden, Germany; Uppsala, Sweden; Jingdezhen, China; and Olafsfjordur, Iceland.
Brad Robinson enjoys learning and nurturing organizational processes, refining systems, and helping people to work to their potential. He believes that this approach enhances the staff, the organization, and its mission. Since 1993, Robinson has founded or managed both for- and nonprofit organizations in Montana. He has been with The Bray since 2014.
Tracy Cosgrove is a longtime supporter of arts and social justice organizations as both a professional and a volunteer. She spent 10 years in financial leadership at the Missoula Art Museum, and prior to that was the COO at Forward Montana. She has served on the boards of nonprofits at the state, regional, and national level, including as treasurer of Montana Conservation Voters and the Seattle-based Social Justice Fund, and as chair of the YWCA USA in Washington, D.C. and the Minnesota Women’s Foundation. She currently serves as the board treasurer of the Georgia-based Jeannette Rankin Foundation, which provides non-traditional women students with post-secondary education scholarships. She is passionate about building robust business models for mission-driven work and truly believes that art saves lives.
Allison Rowland knew she wanted to work at The Bray when she moved to Helenain 2016 and brought her daughter to a clay class. She loves reading science fiction, and biking to work in warm weather. Her favorite part of working at The Bray is getting to know and support all the amazing resident artists.
In 2001, Lisa “asked Jeeves” what to do when visiting Helena, Montana; she has been a fan of The Bray ever since. After a 15-year stint with an Indigenous rights organization, she rejoined The Bray’s staff in 2023 and is happy to support the efforts to maintain “a fine place to work” and build a more diverse and inclusive ceramic arts community.
Steven Young Lee served as the Resident Artist Director of the Bray for 15 years and is currently the Director Emeritus and Special Projects Manager. Lee has maintained an active studio practice and has lectured extensively in North America and Asia. In the Fall of 2016 he was one of four artists featured as part of the Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, and many public and private collections. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their two children Gavin and Florence.
Prior to joining The Bray, Kelly was the Executive Director of ExplorationWorks Science Center in Helena, MT for 7 years. She brings over 20 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management. Past work experience includes the Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Science Center, and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Kelly holds a BFA in Theatre and finds The Bray to be the ultimate “stage” for creativity and collaboration.
Teresa Ambaugh has been fundraising in the Development Office at The Bray for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting artists and her work at The Bray helps to give the residents artists the time and tools they can use to thrive in their careers.
Gallery and Exhibitions
As an Artist herself, Amy Miller is passionate about her work in the Arts and the Community. With a BFA in Visual Communications, Majoring in Fine Art and Graphic Design. Miller has over a decade of experience promoting, showcasing and supporting artists and their work.
Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Daniela is an avid supporter of The Bray and has been volunteering for nearly 15 years. As a ceramic artist for over 25 years, she is passionate about learning new techniques, developing glazes, and has taken countless classes and workshops at The Bray.
Muriel Condon received her BFA from Montana State University in Printmaking and Painting in 2016, and MFA in Printmaking at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Events and Auctions
Jason Bige Burnett
Jason Bige Burnett received his BFA in Ceramics/Printmaking at Western Kentucky University. As an artist and administrator at various non-profit craft organizations such as Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a Long Term Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. Burnett has over a decade of experience involving event coordination, program planning, and fundraising. When not in the office he is found either behind a karaoke mic, brainstorming ways for creative collaborations, and lifting others up!
Education and Research
As an avid believer in the power of education, Stephanie Seguin has identified as an artist-educator since the beginning of her career. Stephanie received her MFA from Pennsylvania State University, BFA from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and has taught for Pennsylvania State University, Colorado Mountain College, and Western New Mexico University, among many community based studios.
Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, and podcast producer based in New Jersey. In 2021 he joined The Bray staff to work on The Brickyard Network, where he produces Clay in Color, For Flux Sake, The Kiln Sitters, Trade Secret and other podcasts developed for the network.
Communications and Marketing
Amanda Wilkey is a professional photographer and came to The Bray in 2014 when her husband, Bill, became a long-term fellow. She especially appreciates the community aspect of The Bray and can typically be found in her office with a friendly smile. Amanda enjoys quality family time, hosting game nights, gardening and going on adventures.
Facilities and Grounds
Perry has been working in clay since 2003. He’s been a resident artist in Denmark at Guldageraard, The Bray, Clay Studio of Missoula and Red Lodge Clay Center. He is inspired by the mountains and streams of the landscape that’s surrounds him in Montana. Perry lives and works out of his home studio in Clancy, Montana.
Chuck Aydlett has been on faculty at Pennsylvania State University (’94-‘97), St. Cloud
State University (’97-’98), and Winona State University (’00-’09). He currently lives and
maintains a studio in Helena, MT where he manages the Clay Business at the Archie
Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.
Jon Bashioum is an active studio artist and holds an M.F.A. from Montana State University. Throughout his professional development as a ceramicist, Bashioum has advanced his knowledge on operations for woodfired kilns and other technical processes in the ceramic arts.
A working potter and lover of technical ceramic information, Todd Pentico has been answering all types of technical questions at the Bray since 2015. Pentico holds an MFA in ceramics from University of Arkansas School of Art. He enjoys working with artists at The Bray, and its location in Montana feeds his lifelong obsession with trout fishing.
Cole Collier received his BA in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Southern Indiana. With a diverse background in technology, education and ceramics, he currently works in multiple capacities across The Bray. His love of all things clay began in the kitchen and in his work continues to explore the connections between utilitarian tableware and the rituals that surround the preparation and presentation of a shared meal.
Bray Clay Assistants
Bill Wilkey received his MFA from the University of Missouri in 2014 and his BFA from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Bill was a long-term resident artist at The Bray and continues to make work in his home studio.