Montana Connections: Rudy Autio

Rudy Autio (1926-2007) was a Butte native and lifelong Montana resident who changed the nature of contemporary ceramics. His interests, methods and artworks influenced individual artists around the globe. His ideas that budded in the 1950's forged the notion that clay was not simply suitable for utilitarian crafts but also an expressive sculptural medium.

Educational Resources

Montana Connections: Rudy Autio, 8-minute video profile



This program was created and is made available for free with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Montana Cultural Trust.


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