The Pottery studio/Gallery is conveniently situated on the Lakeview Service Road, along side the number 1 highway on the outskirts of Moose Jaw,Saskatchewan.The mailing address is Parsons Dietrich Pottery, Box 952, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H3X4
Zach Dietrich is a graduate of the University of Regina. He then attended pottery classes at the University of Regina Extension Department for two years. There he studied with Mel Bolen and Don chester before moving to Endeavour with Wendy Parsons and setting up a pottery studio. At Endeavour they built and fired a wood burning kiln. In 1980 they moved to Moose Jaw where they bought a little church for a studio/gallery and built a gas fired kiln.
Zach has recieved the 'Best in Clay Award' at the Saskatchewan Craft Council's annual juried exhibition, received Sask. Arts Board grants and shown his work extensively. He is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and served on its board for many years. Zach has also been active on the Sask Culture Board and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery's board.
Devon Dietrich is the son of Zach and Wendy. He holds a Bachlor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and has been apprenticing with his parents for many years. He specializes in handbuilding pieces and has developed several unique designes using this method. A new member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Devon continues to take workshops and develop his craft.
Wendy Parsons holds a Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina and a Masters degree in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester.U.K. She has been the Resident Artist for both the cities of Weyburn and Moose Jaw. Wendy has worked for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery as the education co-ordinator and the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
Wendy and Zach are co-owners of Parsons Dietrich Pottery where they have a studio and gallery. They have built a gas fired kiln and a Cooperative wood fired kiln on their property.
Wendy has shown extensively and taught many classes and workshops throughout the years. She is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, CARFAC, and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. She has served on the SCC board and the Saskatchewan Southwest Tourism board. Wendy has been a juror for the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Alberta Council for the Arts. Her work has been collected by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Sask. Arts Board.