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Laurie and Wayne Anderson, Montana Winds Pottery

Biography to Display: 

1944 Born, Whitefish, Montana

EDUCATION

1970 BS Secondary Education Art & English Majors, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana

1978 MFA Ceramics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1966–1969 Art Department Assistant, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana

1970–1972 Art & English Teacher, Baker Junior High School, Baker, Oregon

1974–1978 Ceramics Instructor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1972–2008 Art Department Head & English Teacher, Conrad High School, Conrad, Montana

 

Wayne and Laurie Anderson are known for functional stoneware pottery. The husband and wife team work in tandem at Montana Winds Pottery. Wayne creates each form from clay on the potter’s wheel, often with bands of varying texture. Laurie works primarily as a glaze technician, formulating each glaze to complement her husband’s pottery. Wayne ultimately credits his wife with making the pots ‘better to look at’.

 Wayne Anderson worked towards perfecting air tight ceramic containers and jugs as early as the 1970’s: helping pave the way for future artists to enrich the craft beer industry with handmade ceramic growlers. Wayne is also known for round bottom forms, created during the same time and beyond. In addition to pottery, he also creates historical watercolors.

 Aside from their personal creations, both Wayne and Laurie are committed to working for their community. Both serve as a conduit to the larger ceramic field for rural Conrad Montana. For decades, they have taught countless individuals in a variety of settings and maintain a ceramics gallery in downtown Conrad, Montana.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Conrad High School, Conrad, Montana

Conrad Transportation & Historical Museum, Conrad, Montana

Orpheum Theatre Building, Conrad, Montana

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Anderson, Wayne R., “Throwing a Pot from Both Ends.” Ceramics Monthly, January 1981.

 

 

Typical Marks
Goblets
Form: Goblet
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Casserole
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pouring Vessel
Date: 2016
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 2011
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 4, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/anderson-3