Montana Clay Tour - 2018 and 2019
I will be participating in the Montana Clay Tour, I will be at Free Ceramics with a number of other potters as well as the Frees'. The converted a church into their studios, it is a beautiful building. Come on out and check out the potters of Montana, showing in Helena! July 27 and 28, 2019. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montana Clay Show, U of Montana at Bozeman, Dec. 2018
Randi O'Brien curated a show in Bozeman at the University, I took a covered jar out of the anagama kiln at the beginning of Nov. 2018, sent it to the show (didn't take any pictures), and found out it sold, so awesome, but I have no picture to show.
Clay Studio of Missoula and Pattee Canyon Ladies Teapot Show
I participated in this invitational show at the Clay Studio of Missoula. The Pattee Canyon Ladies create a two-dimensional drawing/painting of each teapot, then both are on display at a show at the Clay Studio of Missoula, opening reception is November 2, 2018, please come if you can!
Community Clay Classes at Whitefish High School
I am teaching a community clay class in July at Whitefish High School, a 3 week (2 classes/week) class starting June 10, meeting from 9:30 to 11:30.
Contact Whitefish School for more info and to sign up.
Flathead Valley Pottery Tour - 2018
This is the second year of this tour, formerly the East Valley Pottery Tour. This is a studio tour of potteries in the Flathead Valley. It is an opportunity to check out potteries in the Flathead, come out and see where the work is made and each individual artist's unique studio. We will be open both Saturday and Sunday, and all are invited! May 19th and 20th, from 10 to 4!
Shimpo Tea Bowl Competition - 2017
I had one Tea Bowl accepted into the juried Shimpo Tea Bowl Competition, it was in a show Shimpo curated, then was shown at NCECA in Portland!
Texas Teapot Tournament 2017
I have two teapots in the Texas Teapot Tournament this year., this year it is held in Houston at the Tea + Art Gallery.
Earthworks, Bigfork Museum, MT - 2016
I had a number of pieces included in this show, and I was asked if the pieces that didn't sell could be put in the museum gift shop, so I also now have pieces there for sale.
Small Works from a Big State - NCECA - 2016
A group of Montana potters, calling themselves Montana Clay, of which I am a member, are sending a show to the National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Art, held in Kansas City, MO this year. This show also traveled to The Clay Studio of Missoula, Montana and was exhibited there also.
Lakeside Christmas Faire - 2015
Sherry Wells Pottery had a booth at the Lakeside Christmas Faire this year. It was at the school in Lakeside and is a benefit for the school. A great time and all for a good cause!
Bigfork Art Festival 2015
Sherry Wells Pottery had a booth at the Bigfork Art Festival this year, this is probably the last year I will be doing craft fairs, I have work in galleries all around Montana and folks are more than welcome to come to my studio to see what I have in stock. Please just call first to arrange to time to come out 406-756-0766.
Mi Casa Featured Artist - Artwalk, Whitefish, August 2015
I will be the featured artist at Mi Casa, and I will be showing my new Grater Plate at this show, as well as my new dome jars, it will be the first time I am offering these for sale. Mi Casa is a gallery that shows my work regularly, and has the biggest display of my work in Whitefish.
Wood Fire Show - Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish July, 2015
Once again, I was part of the crew for the anagama wood fire this year, and also participant in the show afterward at Stillwater Gallery.
ARTrageous - Nov. 2014
Explore amazing art created by over 80 artists from all over Montana!
Saturday, November 8 and 9,
at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Event Center
Local Color Studio Tour - 2014
Once again, I am participating in the local studio tour, presented in part by the Hockaday Museum. Please come by and see the studio!
Arts on Fire
Arts on Fire at the Paris Gibson Square Museum
A weekend of art for the whole family.
Saturday and Sunday, participated in Sept. 2014, and will be there again in 2015.
Montana Clay II - July - Aug. 2014
A juried show of Montana clay artists, presented by Bigfork Museum, Montana. I had a number of pieces in this show.
Handmade in America, July - Aug. 2014
A juried show of hand-made art, in all mediums, presented by Singing Stone Gallery, Tampa Florida. My wood fired Tray with Cane Handle was juried into this show.
Persimmon Gallery Mug Show, November 2013
Local clay artists were invited to show 8 to 12 mugs each for this show.
Local Color Tour of Artist's Studios 2013
Once again, I will be participating in the Hockaday's Local Color Tour of Studios. Open the weekend of September 14th and 15th.
Montana Clay I, July 2013
A juried show of just Montana clay artists, presented by Bigfork Museum, July 2013
Bigfork Museum Fund Raiser, April 20, 2013
Sean Tribble, Bob Korn, Mimi Werner and I are demonstrating Wheel Throwing, Raku firing, and Cane Handle Making in front of Brookies Cookies all afternoon. There are other festivities also, including music and a Cowboy Fondue Dinner.
Wood Fire Show Bigfork Museum, April 2-20, 2013
Wood Fire Show at Bigfork Museum with artists from all over Northwest Montana. I have been asked to give a talk on wood fire pots and kilns in the afternoon.
Member's Salon, Hockaday Museum 2012
I will once again be participating in the Member's Salon at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, the show will be up from November 8 thru December 28. The Hockaday also carries Sherry Wells Pottery in the gift shop in the museum, check it out!
Hockaday Tour of Artists' Studios 2012
Once again I will be participating in the Tour of Studios. This is the third year the Hockaday has put this on. It is a wonderful opportunity for folks to visit artists in their studios, you can see where the art is made and while there watch a demo of the artist creating their work. This year there will be 18 participating artists. Please come by and check out my studio!
Gathering of Artists, 2012
This gathering is happening at FVCC on September 14. It is a one day show to accompany a business presentation and workshop for the artists participating in the show. Come by and see me!
Bigfork Art Fair, 2012
Sherry Wells Pottery is once again participating in the Bigfork Art Fair, August 4th and 5th. I will be set up in front of Persimmon Gallery. Come by and say "hi", I'd love to see you!
Gallery Representation, Mi Casa Pottery, May 3, 2012
Mi Casa Pottery will be introducing Sherry Wells as their new artist during the Whitefish Art Walk. Mi Casa Pottery now represents Sherry Wells Pottery. You can find a link to Mi Casa Pottery Store in the Galleries+ section of this website.
Vases Show, Stillwater Gallery May 3, 2012
To kick off this year's Art Walk, Stillwater Gallery is having a Vases Show with 12 of Sherry's Vases on display and available for sale. This show will be on display during the entire month of May.
Hockaday Tour of Studios, 2011
Participant in the 2011 Hockaday Tour of Studios, held September 24 & 25, 2011. The Hockaday Museum is sponsoring a tour of local artists studios. Seventeen artists are participating, opening their studios, inviting the public during this weekend. Maps are available at the Hockaday Museum and at participating studios listing the participating artists with directions to their studios. Please come out, meet Sherry and see where the pottery is made.
You can find a link to the Hockaday Museum in the Galleries + page of this website.
Stillwater Gallery Wood Fire Show 2011
Participant in the 2011 Wood Fire Show at the Stillwater Gallery in Whitefish. Opening reception is during First Thursday's on the evening of September 4, show will be up during the month of September, 2011.
2011 - Craft Faires
Sherry Wells Pottery will be at the following craft fairs in 2011:
Art in the Park, July 22 - 24 in Depot Park, Kalispell
Festival of the Arts, August 6 - 8, downtown Bigfork
Please come by and say "hi".
Sherry Wells Pottery is also a participant in the Local Studio Tour sponsored by the Hockaday Museum on Sept. 24 and 25, 2011. Come on by and meet Sherry and see where the pottery is made.
2011 - From the Ground Up XXV Exhibition
Sherry's wood-fired Wavy Triangle Plate was juried into an internation show at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, opening reception Friday, Sept, 2, 5-7 p.m. in the Museum of Art.
2011 - Ceramic Stroll June 23rd
Sherry Wells Pottery will be at Birds and Beasley's in Helena during the Archie Bray 60th Anniversary Ceramic Stroll throughout Helena. Come out and see all the art all around town with all the artists in town for this exciting international event!
2010 - Gathering of Artists
Montana Arts Council sponsered this "Gathering of Artists", October 13 & 14, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls, MT.
2010 - Craft Fairs
You can find Sherry Wells Pottery at the following craft fairs this summer:
Whitefish Arts Festival, Depot Park - Friday July 2-4
Huckleberry Days, Whitefish, Depot Park - August 13 - 15
Think Local, Kalispell, Court House Lawn - August 27 - 29
2010 - Flathead Clay Show
Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
Participant in the May 2010 Show, a Wood Fired Oval Bowl with hand made cane handle and a set of four Wood Fired Tumblers will be shown.
2009 - Teapot IV Exhibition
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland.
Participant in their Teapots IV Exhibition opening on January 10 and running through February 22, 2009. Sherry's Crusty Teapot was accepted to participate in this show.
2008 - Flathead Valley Clay Invitational
Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, MT
Participant in the 2008 Invitational Show with a wood fired triangle plate and altered rectangle bowl were shown.
2007 - Members' Salon at the Hockaday
Sherry's Triangle plate stack was shown during the Members' Salon at the Hockaday Museum.
2007 - Wood Fire Show
Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, MT.
Participant in the 2007 Invitational Show with three wood-fired pieces.
2007 - Put a Lid On It Juried Show
Sherry's "Crusty Jar" was accepted to participate in this National juried show, "Put a Lid On It". The jar can be viewed in the Gallery section of this website. The show was held at Mudfire Gallery in Decatur, Georgia from May 12 thru June 6, 2007 which included over 60 international artists contributing a variety of lidded vessels. For more information visit www.mudfire.com.
2006 - Holiday Studio Open House
The first Studio Open House and Sale at Free Flight Studio. Open for all to come out, take a look around the studio and see where the pottery is made and what is new for the holiday season.
2006 - Graduated with BA in Art Education
Sherry received her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, an extended major in Art and a minor in Reading. She is a certified teacher in Montana with K-12 endorsements in Art and Reading
2005 - Wood Fire Show
Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, MT
Participant in the 2005 Invitational Show for participants of an Anagama firing.
2005 - Flathead Ceramics at the Hockaday Museum of Art
Participant in a juried show at the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT.
2003 - Hockaday Museum Invitational Raku Show
Participant in an invitational raku show at the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT
1991 - 1996 - Eureka Annual Artisan Show
Sherry began and organized the only annual art show in Eureka area at that time.