Courtney Murphy

Courtney first began working with clay while living in Brooklyn, NY. After several years of working for potters around the city, she moved to Portland to study Ceramics at Oregon College of Art & Craft. After finishing school in Portland, Courtney returned to the east as a Resident Artist at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. She then moved west once again, to Helena, MT where she completed a two year artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation. After all of that moving, Courtney has decided to make a home and build a studio in Missoula, MT.

Her designs are influenced by folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, and patterns and textiles from different cultures.  She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine.