Montana Potter Laureate is a program to give a Montana State resident, artist working in or supporting ceramics arts in the state of Montana, public recognition. Annually we honor excellence and dedication to the ceramic arts.

Candidates for this are made through self-nominations, nominations of another by the selection committee or others. For consideration, the form below should be filled out and sent by the listed deadline to the email below.

If you have any questions, please email Julia Galloway at

The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2017.


2016 First Potter Laureate

Michael Kujawa

Mike and his students artwork from Butte High School will be displayed in the Delta Terminal at the Missoula Airport April thru June in 2017

“Mike has been a lifelong potter and resident of Butte, Montana, learning the craft from his father in the family pottery. As a 25 year educator, Mike teaches at Butte High School and has shared his joy and knowledge with thousands of students and undoubtedly created many potters in the process. Knowing Mike as a teacher, mentor, friend, and peer has been one of the most important influences in my life. I can confidently say that many of his former art students feel similarly. Mike is a testament to dedication to the craft, and I am so glad he has been in the position to support so many young artists.”

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Michael Kujawa