New projects

We have been very busy at the gallery over the summer.  I am proud to announce that we are now a husband and wife operation. Allie now handles customers and does finishing work on our pots.  By this I mean that she handles sanding green ware, bisque pots and glazes.  She is now working on slab plates and platters.  Her work is progressing very quickly. 


Allie pot

In other news we are also starting on our line of pigs for the holidays.  Our local art museum The Holter has expressed interest in having them and a line of our production work for display.  We are very excited for this opportunity.



First Friday Is Here

Join us for First Friday from 5-9 on the 3rd of April.  We will be featuring Doug McDonald and will have music by Dan Henry.  Our Whiskey Cups will be half off for the night. Come down and join the fun.

Spring and Summer Classes

Its that time of year again. Its time to find things for your kids to do.  We are going to host kid hand building classes this spring and summer.  Our first class starts April 11th. We will post a larger schedule in a few days.

Spring is here

Its that time of year again. We are all wanting to go outside and have some fun.  We are also providing some fun in Helena. Our next pottery classes start Saturday April 5th. We currently have 11 spots open. For more details click on our classes button.

New Location

Jmacs Pottery is now located at 417 North Last Chance Gulch. We just reopened our doors August 16th. Come see our new items.

Lessons Learned

Once again I have neglected my blog on this site. Things have been a bit crazy lately. My focus for this page is like I said at the beginning, which is to talk about the comings and goings in my struggle to start a pottery gallery.  Ive let you down in this aspect.

Well now it is officially two months until I get my first of two hips replaced again. This has caused me to step up production of products and try to get more sales.  I doubt that I can keep the store open while Im recovering from this. I would like to but the restrictions for hip replacements are strict and I will not be able to throw pottery for at least three months and most likely six. This might be a problem emotionally and financially for me and the store.  I will most likely close the store after Christmas until I get on my feet. If sales improve I might see about hiring for January. I also have been thinking about moving the store downtown or in a strip mall to get more walk in customers.  Time will tell what happens.

Today I talked with a commercial producer to make a commercial for Jmacs Pottery. It was interesting and I hope this will create more awareness of the store in town.   I think my daughter might be in it and the commercial will be a fun distraction from the norm around here.  It is hard to think that Christmas is almost here.  If you want something unique and made by a human stop by Jmacs Pottery. Sorry for the shameless plug.

Well I do need to self motivate and get myself back in the studio to finish working on pottery. I have four shows in the next few weeks and not much inventory. This brings up my last point about business. It is very difficult to get yourself to work when you are the boss. I would have to say that is the hardest part of owning and running your own business.  If you ever think of doing what I am ask yourself how much you procrastinate, because this is a very large issue with keeping a business going.

Studio Tours September 22-23

We are one of the stops on the Helena Studio Tours this weekend on the 22nd and 23rd from noon to 5. Stop by and take a look at all of the gallery’s and studios.  For more details check out our picture.


Wow its been a while since I posted here. This one will be short and sweet. Jmacs Pottery will be having a in store sale for the month of August. All in stock pottery will be 15% off. Stop by and say hello.