About David and Becki
David and Becki Dahlstedt have been making pottery together since 1984 when Becki joined David as a crafts interpreter at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. David studied pottery at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, before coming to the Folk Center in 1978. Becki had a studio at the Berkeley Potter's Guild in Berkeley, California, before finding her way to Mountain View.
While demonstrating pottery making at the Folk Center they developed an extensive line of decorative functional stoneware pottery which they continue to produce and market locally and throughout the State. In 1990 they began building a studio adjacent to their home with assistance from an Individual Artist's Fellowship which David received from the Arkansas Arts Council. Since 1996 David and Becki have worked exclusively in their home studio located near the Court Square in Mountain View.
David and Becki have been active members of the Arkansas Craft Guild for over 30 years serving on the Board of Directors and the Standards Committee. David is the pottery instructor at the Arkansas Craft School and teaches classes in the school's new location on the corner of E. Main and N. Peabody on the square. For class information www.arkansascraftschool.org.
For the past 17 years David and Becki have organized and participated in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, welcoming visitors into the private working space they have created out of their shared talent and passion for their craft. The tour is a once a year event the 3rd weekend in September. www.facebook.com/offthebeatenpathstudiotour.
The Dahlstedts work is currently available at The Arkansas Craft Gallery in downtown Mountain View, at the Ozark Folk Center Gift Shop, the Dulcimer Shoppe and the Urban Forge in Mountain View, and at the Butler Center Galleries in Little Rock.
Interested customers may also call the Dahlstedts to visit their home studio. "If we're here we're open!" 870-615-4825.