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4 Ravens Gallery is a collaborative effort by local, professional artists, exploring the innovative use of materials and expressing with quality craftsmanship. We opened in 2012 in the center of Missoula, on the corner of Higgins and Broadway, and recently doubled our space to include two additional showrooms. Inside you will find an array of functional fine craft and unique art, including jewelry, pottery, furniture, photography, glass, painting, mixed-media sculpture, hand-sewn leather apparel, weaving, and felting, all made by us or other fine craftsmen we call friends of the gallery. The content of the gallery is constantly changing, so please come by and see us!

 

 

“There is an inherent

pleasure in making.

We might call this

“joie de faire”

(like joie de vivre)

to indicate that there is

something important,

even urgent,

to be said about

the sheer enjoyment

of making something

exist that didn’t exist before,

of using one’s own

agency, dexterity, feelings

and judgment

to mold, form, touch, hold

and craft physical materials,

apart from anticipating

the fact of its

eventual beauty,

uniqueness

or usefulness.”

 

Ellen Dissanayake