October 20, 2017


When we first started our Store in Bozeman out in Four Corners, the only thing we sold was our own hand thrown Mountain Arts Pottery. That was what we made, and our "costs of goods sold", as bookkeepers like to call it, was quite low since we made everything in our own studio and didn't have to buy from another potter and pay for shipping. After a few years, we decided to branch out and sell other items in our store, so that our customers would be able to enjoy more of a one-stop-shopping experience. Our desire was to carry as many "Made in Montana" products possible. The first extra product line we added was Vazza Jewelry, handmade in Ronan, Montana. Next, we added Huckleberry jam, honey and syrup from the Glacier Park area. Soaps, lotions, and handmade cards all made in Bozeman, have become very popular. Local artist, Susan Kendrick, creates beautiful hand carved wooden spoons for us, and at Christmas time, we offer a variety of Christmas items, as well as hand crafted candles made in northeastern Montana.

Our Store Manager, Nick, has always wanted to carry handcrafted rolling pins. Last year we located a source for some gorgeous wooden rolling pins crafted at a Hutterite Colony in the Choteau area. Former employee, Becky True, now owner of True Originals, began making beautiful hand made ceramic crosses for us a few years ago. Becky’s crosses have been a wonderful addition to Mountain Arts Pottery’s store offerings. Aside from our own pottery, these crosses, available in a vast assortment of designs and colors, have been from one of the most popular items in our store, and are 20% off during the month of March. 

We’re always looking for new items to complement our pottery. I’ll be going to the Made in Montana show in Helena next month, and am excited to look for more new items to add to our line. If there isn't something in our store that interests you, don't forget that we have one of the best Bakery/Cafes in the area!

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