willmar area arts council

Gene Tokheim


Address: 2057 361st Ave, Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: 320-769-2142
Email: info@tokheim-stoneware.com
Website: www.tokheim-stoneware.com

Gene Tokheim graduated in Studio Arts, Southwest State University and has been a Studio Potter since 1973. Gene’s work has been exhibited in shows at the University of Minnesota, the New York Museum of Folk Art, and the Hedmark Museum in Hamar, Norway. In 2002 he and his wife Lucy received the Prairie Star, Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council highest award for artistic achievement for their collaborative work in ceramics.

Gene also makes traditional Norwegian knives, and is a gold medal recipient of the Vesterheim Museum Handwork competitions, along with several Best of Show awards. He teaches knifemaking at the Vesterheim Museum, Milan Village Art School and the Northhouse Folk School. Gene's knives are available at the Tokheim Gallery, and on the tokheim-stoneware.com website.