Dale Hartley’s Buckeye Creek Art Studio

Visitors  are Welcome to The Buckeye Creek Art Studio, just call ahead

2369 ZZ Road
Emporia, KS 66801


[email protected]

“Art runs deep in my family.  I was exposed to Art at an early age as my Mother was an Artist/Teacher with a degree in both Art and English. I remember painting with my brother on the back of a boat, working in clay in the backyard and helping my Mom while she was taking a sculpture class. My Dad was a science teacher then a field service engineer. He also painted a little and did mosaic in the backyard. I just loved clay and spent all my time in High School and College with clay as my primary media. Thus, I became a potter, working in clay for over forty years.   Ceramics continues to fascinate me, as I love the earthiness and I am always trying new things. Most recently I have been exploring clay slips on the surfaces of my work and building larger forms. Most of my pieces are hand built and fired multiple times to create the colorful surfaces. 
Drawing became a way to generate ideas for the vessels I make.  I enjoyed drawing so much that I started drawing my two kids.  This expanded  to painting what I saw outside my window and eventually plein’ air painting. The creative process for me is very spontaneous and unpredictable.  It’s an adventure with materials and ideas that lead hopefully to results I am satisfied with and are interesting to the viewer.” – Dale Hartley

Dale’s work can be seen at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green, Kansas and her home Studio-Gallery, Buckeye Creek Art Studio.  Fifty-two of her clay vessels, tiles and paintings were recently featured from April 11-June 7th at The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Images of her work have appeared in American Craft, Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazines.

6989194_orig   “Spring Arrives”  Oil on Masonite  48″x 48″

7737362_orig  “At Sunset”, oil on canvas  37″x37″ Available

8967937_orig   “Big Red ,Black & Blue Vessel” 30.6x14x13″

8496393_orig   “Springtime Results”, clay, 7″x10″x11″ Available

2018 Chase County Country Christmas

2018 Chase County Country Christmas

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Strong City Seasonal Express Join us for the lighting of the Strong City Antique Caboose near the RR, then head up the street to the 1900 Theater for a showing of the Polar Express at 6:30 along with a Hot Cocoa Bar. Following the movie there will…

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• November 2 Emma Chase Friday Night Music-Gospel, Prairie Pastimes, Cottonwood Falls • November 2 Star Gazing, Flying W Ranch, Clements • November 3 The Vogts Sisters in Concert, Pioneer Bluffs • November 3 The Bazaar Bazaar, Community Bldg Swope Park, Cottonwood Falls • November 4 Art Comm Day at Prairie Pastimes, Cottonwood Falls •…

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Announcing The Second Edition of The Chase County Living Magazine!! Free Copies are available at the Chamber Office or from the box in front of the Chase County Leader Office