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. They have seasonal hours. During the summer they are open every day except Sunday, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. From September until December 24th, they are open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. The studio and gallery are closed for the months of January and February. They reopen in March and keep the five days a week schedule. Visitors are welcome in the gallery and if they wish, they are able to to watch the potters as they work. 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.
Zach is a member of CARFAC, the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Sask. Craft Council. His work has been collected by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and Prince Edward. Zach has taught many classes and workshops. Lately he and Wendy have been involved with four ArtSmart projects, funded by the Sask. Arts Board.
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.
Recently with the Saskatchewan Arts Board's ArtSmart program she and Zach have enjoyed making clay tile benches with students in their schools.
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