Tokheim Stoneware has created wheel-thrown stoneware pottery and sculpture since 1973.
Details define our work, observed Scandinavian folk art. Ale hens, horsehead handles, turned bowls with a surface that welcomes vines of ornament, exuberant or restrained by geometry. Wood and metal, textiles and light create a context both simple and sophisticated for these collectible, functional pieces.
Tokheim Stoneware is part of the permanent collection of the Norwegian-American Vesterheim Museum and has traveled in several international exhibitions. It was featured in the book Norwegian Folk Art, The Migration of a Tradition in association with an exhibit at the New York Museum of Folk Art, and was available at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum Store during the Vikings exhibit.
Our working areas are restored farm outbuildings, with additions of the Scandinavian wood carving that has inspired some of our unique pottery designs. We have studied Norwegian folk art, both at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa and at Raulands Akademi in Telemark, Norway.
We welcome visitors to the studios and gallery in western Minnesota. Call for an appointment at 320-769-2142, or drop in by chance. Tokheim Stoneware is located in rural Lac Qui Parle County between Montevideo and Dawson, north of Hwy 212.