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76 Fairford St.W.
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1

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Creating this Website

Creating this website felt like creating a work of art – and that is exactly what we feel this website has become as we share the stories of Yvette Moore, her family and all the artisans we showcase in our incredible historical building. Take your time as you browse through all the pages and especially the videos of 11 of our artisans as they welcome us all into their studios and display the passion of what makes them create their works, tell their stories. With the support of Tourism Saskatchewan, we feel that we have accomplished what we were striving for – to educate our viewers about the creative space that our artisans live and breath in as they passionately hand make their works of art.

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Renowned as two of the most well-known and collected potters from Saskatchewan, Zach Dietrich and Wendy Parsons, a husband and wife team, have been creating pottery from their studio in Moose Jaw for over 30 years.

As co-owners of Parsons Dietrich Pottery, where they have their studio and gallery, Zach and Wendy have built a gas fired kiln and a Cooperative wood fired kiln on their property. In the last few years, their son, Devon has joined them and has started to specialize in creating his own technique in hand building pottery.

Each piece is handcrafted using Saskatchewan clay and glazes, drawing from the rich colours and designs of our prairie environment.

Zach and Wendy’s deep roots and love of the prairies, along with their distinctive craftsmanship, makes entertaining with their pieces of pottery a genuine and true taste of the prairies that will last for years to come.

Recently with the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s ArtSmart program, Zach and Wendy have enjoyed making clay tile benches with students in their schools.

Zach Dietrich

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 set 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 received the ‘Best in Clay Award’ at the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s annual juried exhibition; received Saskatchewan Arts Board grants; and has 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 Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan Craft Council. His work has been collected by the Prince Edward and the Moose Jaw Museum. Zach has taught many classes and workshops. Lately, he and Wendy have been involved with four ArtSmart projects, funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Wendy Parsons

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 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.

Devon Dietrich

Devon is the son Zach and Wendy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

He has been apprenticing with his parents for many years. He specializes in hand building pieces and has developed several unique designs using this method.

As a new member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Devon continues to take workshops and develop his craft.

Enjoy this creative catalogue of work by Parsons Dietrich.

As unique, one-of-a kind art pieces, guaranteed availability may not be immediate.  Art items that appear without a price are currently not available in store.

Please contact Yvette Moore Gallery and we will work with our artists to recreate similar custom pieces.

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