David & Becki Dahlstedt - Arkansas Craft Guild & Gallery

David & Becki Dahlstedt

David & Becki Dahlstedt

David studied with Joe Coulter at Henderson State in Arkadelphia, while Becki received instruction at the Berkeley Potters’ Guild in California. Their paths converged in 1984 at the Ozark Folk Center where David had been the potter for 6 years producing a complete line of decorative functional stoneware under the name American Beauty Pottery.  They continued to demonstrate pottery at the Folk Center while building a studio adjacent to their home near the Court Square in Mountain View, with assistance from an Individual Artist Fellowship David received from the Arkansas Arts Council.

In 1996 the Dahlstedts left the Ozark Folk Center to become independent studio potters.  They now market their work under the name Mountain View Pottery at galleries and shops in Mountain View, Eureka Springs, and Little Rock.  They make the Clinton Presidential Logo mugs which are sold exclusively at the Clinton Museum Store.  David has received numerous awards for his pottery, has taught workshops at the Arkansas Arts Center, and has work in the permanent collection of the Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock.

David and Becki are participating artists on the “Off the Beaten Path” Studio Tour which takes place the third weekend of September in and around Mountain View.  For information on the tour visit the website Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour.