About Us

Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business
2915 Country Club Ave
Helena, MT 59602

Toll Free: 800-443-6434
Local: 406-442-2521
Fax: 406-443-6437
Email: claybiz@archiebray.org

Clay Business Hours:
Monday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm


We are a full service clay manufacturer and distributor serving professional artists, hobbyists, colleges, universities and public schools.

We manufacture 19 wet clays for all temperature ranges. Our two pug mills produce over 380 tons of clay each year.

Our retail store carries a broad assortment of clays, glazes, ceramic materials, books, tools, and equipment.

All of our staff members are practicing ceramic artists and provide excellent technical support. We strive to supply only the highest quality products and are constantly seeking new and innovative products to provide our customers.

We are an authorized dealer for AMACO (including Brent wheels), Giffin Grip, Kemper Tools, Mason stains, Ohaus, Orton, Opulence, Peter Pugger, Plainsman Clays, North Star and Skutt including Thomas Stuart Signature Series potter’s wheels.

A Social Enterprise Business

The Clay Business exists as part of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. The primary mission of the Foundation is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. The Clay Business mandate is two–fold; to generate revenue for the Foundation and provide technical and material support to the education and international residency programs at the Bray. All profits from the Clay Business go towards the operation of the Foundation.



Chuck Aydlett
Clay Business Manager

Jonathan Bashioum
Clay Production Manager and Accounting

Todd Pentico
Retail Manager

Bill Wilkey

Clay Production Manager

Ben Shane
Clay Business Assistant