We are proud to offer innovative programming that elevates the ceramic experience for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
About Education at The Bray
Since 1951, Education has been a facet of The Bray’s identity, shifting and growing while reflecting the larger ceramics community and society as a whole.
In 2017, a new education facility was built to maximize flexibility in programming. In late 2021, a new programming structure was designed with built-in flexibility to allow for continuous assessment and reimagining of our educational curriculum, class formats, and instructional methods.
After prolonged closure due to the global pandemic, we are proud to relaunch Education and Research at The Bray with an eye toward innovation and discovery, as we continue to learn and grow alongside our students. Discover our core educational programming below!
Meet Our Teachers
The Bray is home to artists from around the world with a vast range of experiences, diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures, and perspectives. Our teacher pool fluctuates to provide variety to our students and is made up of our Resident Artists, staff members, and local Helena area professional artists. Learn more about our current teachers!
The Bray Incubator
Artist Exchanges, Social Practice Collaborations, and Educator Professional Development.
Opportunity for emerging professionals seeking experience in the ceramic and nonprofit fields.
Creative Youth Programming
Opportunities for younger generations to uncover, develop, and reach their creative potentials.
Join us to listen and learn from groundbreaking clay podcasts. You will hear what the hosts are up to in their studios, and also learn from the talented folks they interview.
Developed out of necessity in the spring of 2020, our online classroom now provides us the opportunity to engage with our students both near and far. Content is intended to provide new perspectives and educational opportunities for both the curious and the serious ceramic enthusiast.
Call for proposals
We’re looking to expand our online content! If you have an idea for content you’d like to see, or if you or someone you know is interested in creating content with us, please email us your ideas.