SD

Chad Dykstra

Sioux Falls, SD

http://upinsmokepottery.com

2019 Booth #75E

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

Judith Edenstorm

Artifacts

Sioux Falls, SD
2019 Booth #129

My art is created on a non-porous surface such as porclean tile or yupo, a plastic paper. The usual media used is alcohol inks, often supplemented with additional types of ink, pearl medium, or items that add a bit of glitz, like fake gold. The inks are often manipulated with brushes, canned air, or palette knives. The resulting surface is sprayed with a UV protectors to prevent fading. A final coat of a two-part resin is the top coat, along with hangers.

© Judith Edenstorm

© Judith Edenstorm

Deb Burckhard

Kimball, SD
2018 booth #46A/B

www.Turningleafpottery.com

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