Chad Dykstra

Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Booth #

I received my first pottery lesson in 1992. It consisted of approximately 5 minutes of instruction and demonstration, after that I have spent the time since then developing my form and finding a voice for our my work.
Together with my wife, we have spent several years researching primitive firing techniques and other potters’ modern-day interpretations. I was fascinated by the colors and designs achieved without glazes and began to experiment. We embraced the unpredictability and variations from piece to piece. Every firing is different, the method may be the same, but results do vary.  
The time spent working without glazes has given myself and my wife the opportunity to explore and develop functional ware that still expresses variation and unpredictability in each piece by allowing the exterior to crack and highlight those cracks in the final product. Our pieces are commonly described as "Statement" piece in a collection.

©Chad Dykstra

©Chad Dykstra

Collette Gesinger


Sioux Falls, SD
2018 booth #131 

The artwork produced by Collette Gesinger and Judith Edenstrom is abstract and/or impressionistic images. The process used is: alcohol based inks, Pebeo’ products, crystals and other materials on ceramic glazed tiles. The inks and other media are manipulated into the design. Once the designs are complete, the tiles are covered with a ultra-violet protection, and embedded in two-part epoxy.

Deb Burckhard

Kimball, SD
2018 booth #46A/B

I make pieces of pottery from earthenware clay and then fire the pieces to temperature. During the second firing, I take the pieces out of the kiln with long tongs and quickly lay strands of horse hair or feathers on the piece so the heat from the pottery burns the carbon into the clay body. I use several different techniques in layers to color the piece and give it texture.

© Deb Burckhard

© Deb Burckhard