2018 Course Information: 5 weeks of clay with David Dahlstedt
5 weeks of clay with David Dahlstedt
This class will allow for students of any level to grow their skills in pottery. David will share the fundamental skills in both wheel-throwing and hand building. This workshop focuses on clay forming techniques and is customized to each student’s interests. Hand building instruction will include pinch pots, coil pots and slab construction. Wheel-throwing techniques for creating bowls, mugs, cylinders, and altered wheel forms will be demonstrated as well. The finishing processes of trimming, and adding spouts, handles, and lids will also be covered. Instructor David Dahlstedt provides individual coaching, directed toward the student’s skill level. The class is appropriate for beginners, intermediate and advanced. This class also includes studio access for the duration of the class, allowing students to come in on their own time to pursue projects.
Fridays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
10:00 am-02:00 pm
Arkansas Craft School
101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560
Potters David and Becki Dahlstedt came to Mountain View via separate paths which converged in 1984 at the Ozark Folk Center where David had been the potter for 6 years. Together they continued to demonstrate pottery at the Folk Center for 12 years before establishing a studio in Mountain View. 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. David makes both functional and decorative pots. An elaborate teapot can make an artistic statement and still be used to steep and pour tea. David's work has been included in many regional shows and is sold in galleries throughout the state. Becki makes pots as well but spends most of her time glazing the couple's work using multiple glaze application techniques to achieve their trademark blended earth tones. David is the potter-in-residence at the Arkansas Craft School and teaches spring and fall classes at the school's studio located in downtown Mountain View.