Steamboat's Ceramic Epicenter

About Us

Judith Carol Day, as well as being the founder and CEO of Laloba Ranch Art Center, is a self described Potter by day, poet by night. With a BA(English Lit) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Thirty-five years of being an accomplished studio potter, she has also been an instructor of both ceramics and English/creative writing) on both secondary and College levels. Her art work can be found in public and private collections and also has earned many awards in various juried and national shows. Her writings have been published in various periodicals.

Judie with Alfie when he was 6 months old (2000)

Around the workings of Laloba Ranch and the wolfhounds, she continues her own functional and sculptural clay work. She is currently working on a volume of short stories and a novel. She sees her two artistic callings as a challenge in time management but also mutually inspirational.


Biz Littell is an internationally renowned artist, educator, and consultant whose works have been collected on a world wide scale by individuals, corporations, and museums. In addition to his accomplished career as an artist, Biz is also a master teacher who is known for his animated enthusiasm. He has the uncanny ability to quickly enable his students to take their own visions and stretch them into artistic excellence. As a Professor of art, his career has spanned teaching at Alfred University where he received his MFA and the Rhode Island School of Design. Biz is included in the Who’s Who in American Art, The International Biography Centre in Cambridge, England, The Best of Westword, and along with James Michener, is honored in the Centennial Hall of Fame at the University of Northern Colorado. He has authored The Potter’s Handbook: A Ceramic Reference Book, as well as Notes from Biz Littell, a compendium of his accumulated ceramic knowledge. In addition, Biz has contributed innumerable articles, on ceramics and glazing techniques for craft publications. His expansive knowledge and expertise has led to consultations for the United Nations Affiliate in the Netherlands, Antilles, and Aruba as well as product development for Mile Hi Ceramics and Grumbacher.

Aohdan kissing up to Biz


Judie & Biz building the 1st salt kiln @Laloba

Together, Biz and Judie are partners in Art and in Life which now revolves around their own art work and the raising and loving of their beloved Irish Wolfhounds with whom they share 24 hour constant companionship in their home and studio.

After creating and running all aspects of Laloba Ranch Art Center together for 12 years and presenting and promoting  workshops, their partnership now continues in the more private day to day enjoyment of their lives and their hounds.