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.