Come enjoy our Ceramic Arts Studio in Beautiful Montana!

Pottery Studio • Group/Private Lessons • Workshops

  So…What is Art Escape?

Art Escape Pottery Studio is a wonderful, fully-equipped ceramic/pottery studio ten miles outside of Whitefish, Montana. Our focus and goal is providing you with a fun, creative, peaceful and beautiful place to learn how to throw on the wheel, hand-build fun and unique pottery and improve as a potter.

To meet those goals, we offer individual and group wheel throwing lessons, hand-building lessons and workshops and studio time for potters who already know what they are doing but just need a space.

Our studio is tucked in the Salish Mountains on a sheltered ten acres of beautiful forest, close to Whitefish, Glacier National Park and Kalispell Montana.

Our goals at Art Escape include creating and maintaing the coolest pottery studio around, have more fun than a barrel of monkeys AND share it with other aspiring artists from all skill levels.  The prospect of meeting and working with potters from all over the world just lights us up.

We’re here creating and living our dreams and would love to provide you the space, peace and quiet, lessons and tools to create your dreams, too.

When you arrive, we encourage you to begin your stay here by leaving whatever’s not working for you (i.e., your ‘issues’) out on the main road before you make that last right turn into the property.

If you want your old problems back when you leave, that’s up to you. You’ll know right were to find them…

However while you’re here, be open to change because in addition to stepping up your pottery game, you may just have a few breakthroughs in other areas of your life.


Tessia Lewis
Tessia Lewis
I went in to this lesson looking to relax and get a mental break. I had a week full of stress and medical issues, and just wanted to sit, get my hands dirty, and not worry about anything. The atmosphere when I arrived was immediately very chill and welcoming. Steve and I chatted for awhile, before he showed me his clay process, then gave me a demonstration on the wheel. After that, he gave me clay and let me practice on my own, giving helpful tips along the way, but also letting me just get in my own chill head-space. I left feeling way more relaxed and happy. Thanks, Steve and Elisabeth, for being part of boosting my mental health!!
April Webb
April Webb
We had a great time learning how a wheel works! Steve was informative and fun! Elizabeth was very nice and helpful too!
Sarah Reide
Sarah Reide
Great experience with focus on fun, not a beautiful masterpiece (and if this is your first time or first few times, that’s wonderful)! Steve kept us entertained with a mix of facts, stories, tips, upbeat music, and stretches during breaks. We even took a few Ghost-esque photos since this was a date night - will definitely cherish those. Booking online was easy peasy. Highly recommend if you’re looking to try something new.
Wyatt Thomas
Wyatt Thomas
Really fun and relaxing time
Naomi Johnson
Naomi Johnson
Soo much fun and a great experience! Learned so much! Will definitely be coming back!
Megan Bovis
Megan Bovis
I had a really great time learning pottery with Steve. He allowed me to learn in a fun and organic way that has me hopeful for what I can create in the future.
My wife and I, experienced ceramics folks, were looking for a place to continue our pursuit of clay expertise while in Whitefish, Montana when we discovered Art Escape. My wife really enjoyed her handbuilding time with Elizabeth as I did while throwing on the pottery wheel with Steve. The Studio setting was in a beautiful, peaceful wooded area outside Whitefish, and they both went out of their way to make us feel comfortable while offering assistance, clay, tools AND timely bisque firing, glazes and repeat firing as we pursued our passion. If you're looking for a great get-away creative opportunity in clay, Art Escape is the place.
Kimberly Bridwell
Kimberly Bridwell
Steve was so friendly and truly wanted this experience to be positive, full of self expression and fun. He gave me me plenty of encouragement, time to work and is exceedingly patient! His apprentice Aaron was also so friendly and helpful! Elizabeth (Steve’s other half) is wonderful- warm and hospitable! The experience at Art Escape is one I can highly recommend. It is an artistic experience, in a beautiful wooded setting.
Matt Farris
Matt Farris
Steve and Liz have provided an experience that you won’t get anywhere else and our time on the wheel was rewarding and insightful. Their hospitality is second to none and the space that they have crafted provides an intimate and meditative get-away.
Catherine Cooley
Catherine Cooley
I had my first pottery lesson today with Steve Gordon at the Art Escape and I loved it! He is very organized and teaches with a lot of warmth and humor. He has interesting, creative and helpful ways of explaining why and how to do things. I can tell that he loves teaching pottery. The studio is a pleasant, spacious and clean place to work/play. It was a really special and memorable experience!

Things to do Near Whitefish, Montana

There are so many things you can do near Whitefish, Montana…you can hike, fish, bike, swim, kayak, ski and explore until the cows come home. 

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Lodging in Whitefish, Montana

It’s no accident that we choose to live and build Art Escape in Whitefish, Montana. This place will reset you and your creative soul. The energy of the trees, the breeze, the green, the snow help you relax, see things differently and find creative juices you didn’t know you had. 

The property is about 15-20 minutes from downtown. 

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Complete Ceramic Studio

Our modern, fully-equipped ceramic studio has everything a thriving potter needs to create.  A new kiln, several types of clay, extruders and tools galore. When it comes to being creative, the right space, and the right company, can make all the difference in the world.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~Steve Jobs

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