Mississippi Mud Studio Exhibit | February 6 – April 5, 2020

Artist Reception 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Carstens was born in Oak Park, Illinois and received his B.A in fine art with an emphasis in sculpture and ceramics from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.




Link was born in Dubuque, Iowa and received her B.F.A in fine art with an emphasis in ceramics from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



The studio is owned by Ceramic artist and potter Gary Carstens and partner Tabitha Link. Our primary focus is to create decorative sculptural and functional work using traditional and innovative techniques. We offer one-of-a-kind ceramic artworks, have established a commissions program for businesses, community organizations, and individuals, and provide limited teaching and classroom opportunities for all ages.

Our work is generally high temperature fired stoneware and porcelain making the ware durable and lasting. The work is typically fired to cone 10 reduction in gas kilns as well as atmospheric firing in wood kilns. Between us, we have 45 years of experience.

Gary and Tabitha also have an instructor relationship with the Adamah Clay Center located in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, where we teach various classes and woodfire workshops. Over the years we have worked with notable regional ceramic artists including most recently Mr. John Britt.