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building an art facility with clay strawbale construction

updated fri 29 apr 05


Les Elford on wed 27 apr 05

Dear clay art family,


My wife and I are going to build an art studio that will cater to individuals with physical, mental imparments and disabillities. We will also work with others that want to grow from the clay and other art experiences.


The Studio will be about 1600 sq ft.


We will build several kilns a wood, a salt, a raku and a pit fire.


We are going to use a strawbale design for the structures. We are going to use local clays for the interior walls.


We would like to invite those interested in this effort for a summer of building in the Rocky Mountains. Possibly doing workshops on all asspects. We have area to have camp sites.


Helena, Montana is the location Mid June we will be starting.


The Archie Bray Foundation is a short distance away with lots of activities there also.


Thanks to all at Clayart


Les and Donna Elford

2830 Tea Road

Helena, Montana 59602


feel free to call or email if you have any ?