Persistance in Clay, an upcoming show at the Nicolaysen, features 19 contemporary ceramic artists out of Montana.

An opening reception this Friday evening  precedes a panel discussion in the afternoon at Casper College,  which is followed Saturday by a 'Day of Clay' back at the museum.

For the 2pm panel discussion, Nic Curator, Lisa Hatchadoorian is joined by local ceramicists Lynn Munz and Mike Olsen as they moderate a conversation, 'Clay as a Mentor and Teacher'.

"Its been a while, I think since Lynn's show in 2006, that we've had a pure ceramics show. So its high time for us to take a look at what's going on in contemporary ceramics around the region."


The opening reception at the Nic is 6pm.

Saturday's Day of Clay includes artist's demonstrations, workshops and a chance to get your hands dirty and play in clay.

The panel discussion in the Wold Physical Science Building is free of charge, as is the opening.

The Day of Clay costs 10 dollars for non-members and is free for members.