Becki & David Dahlstedt

David and Becki Dahlstedt began making pottery together at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. David studied pottery at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Becki had a studio with California’s Berkeley Potters Guild before coming to Mountain View, Arkansas.

The Dahlstedts share a talent and passion for the craft of pottery and have been making pottery together for over thirty years. In their home studio in Mountain View, they create handcrafted utilitarian vessels for the everyday rituals of eating, drinking, and sharing meals. Each piece is unique—formed individually on the potter’s wheel, then airbrushed with overlapping layers of earth-tone glazes to create the subtle colors and textures that distinguish their work.

The artists make their functional stoneware pottery in the home studio they built with assistance from an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship. They welcome Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour visitors to their workspace each year during the third weekend in September.

All of the Dahlstedts’ high-fired stoneware pottery is lead free and safe for use in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. They invite you to use and enjoy their pottery in your home, in your kitchen, and on your table.