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.
Administration and Programs
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.
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.
Sunshine Cobb, (pronouns she/they) As a studio artist living in Helena, MT she specializes in handmade functional pottery. She frequently travels (online these days) the country as an invited lecturing and demonstrating artist. They are considered an important contemporary functional potter, hailed in both academic and commercial circles, and is consistently featured in art exhibitions throughout the country. With a strong social media following and online media presence, she represents an innovator in online business models in the ever-changing ceramics field and a leading advocate for functional art in modern living. She has also authored two books “Mastering Hand Building” and “ A Beginners Guide to Hand Building” by Voyager Press.
Allison Rowland knew she wanted to work at The Bray when she moved to Helena in 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.
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.