David & Becki Dahlstedt, Pottery

511 Jackson St., Mountain View, AR 72560
Becki: 870-615-4825 David 870-615-3432 becki.dahlstedt@gmail.com www.facebook.com/dahlstedtpottery

Potters David and Becki Dahlstedt have been making pottery in Mountain View for the past 30 years. David became the resident potter at the Ozark Folk Center in 1978, 6 years before Becki arrived from California where she had a pottery studio in Berkeley. David came from Arkadelphia via Hot Springs where he worked at Dryden Pottery. He built the 64 cubic foot gas car kiln which is still being used
today. Together they demonstrated pottery at the Folk Center for 12 years before establishing a studio adjacent to their home located near the downtown area of Mountain View. This was accomplished with assistance from an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council which David received in 1990. Combining their talents, skills, and interests, the Dahlstedts’ have established a full time pottery business, producing an extensive line of functional pottery, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces which provide a constant challenge.

David and Becki are members of the Arkansas Craft Guild and have served on the Board of Directors and the Standards Committee as well as contributing many volunteer hours to the Guild and Gallery. They sell their pottery at the Arkansas Craft Guild’s Gallery on Main Street, at the Ozark Folk Center Gift Shop, at the Arkansas Craft School and at a new shop ‘103 Peabody’ on the Square.

David and Becki welcome you to their 2000 square foot studio where David will be making pottery throughout the weekend and Becki will give you a tour of the kiln and the glaze studio. “Come see a great selection of our new work for sale including our experiments with new glazes, new colors, and new techniques.” They welcome visitors to their private studio throughout the year. Their hours are “if we’re here we’re open” so be sure to call first. The Dahlstedts share their home and studio with 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Dahlstedt Pottery

The Dahlstedt’s studio is located 3 blocks west of the Court Square at 511 Jackson Street between Knox & Union Ave. Head west on Main Street from the Court Square. Turn right off Main Street just past the City Hall building at Lancaster Ave. (Hwy. 87) and make an immediate left onto Jackson St. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks to 511 Jackson St. on the right.