The menagerie


My name is Cheri Thornton and I live in Helena, MT.  I have a degree in Fine Arts from Gonzaga University, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Ceramics from UMASS Dartmouth, and have been both a short-term and summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts.

I am a wife to a loving husband and a mother to two amazing little humans.   My son's middle name is River, my daughter's middle name is Blue.  Hence, River+Blue.  They are the confluence of so many rivers I have run, leading me into this big, wide wonderful water of parenthood.

I am a gemini.   I am an introvert.   I am a potter and photographer.   I am a drawer and painter.   I am a white-water rafter.   I am a maker and designer.   I am a writer. I love words, written words, stories, and storytelling.  I love poetry.  I love sunlight and shadows.  I love baking, gardening, and reading.  I love water and sky.  I love my Family.  And I love making Art.