Over the summer, we had a chance to connect with Gale Lurie of Dockton Pottery.
Her work is BEAUTIFUL and the gardens around her home are pure magic! 🙂 She’ll be in the upcoming Vashon Island Visual Artists Holiday Studio Tour – so be sure to plan a time to stop by to say hello and see all that she has to offer.
VH: From where do you hail?
GL: Brooklyn, New York Seattle after college
VH: How did you land on Vashon?
GL: Through good friends
VH: Tell us all about your business – what you offer, what you do, etc.
GL: I create functional and decorative pottery. My specialty is Raku ware. I also teach workshops in Raku. I’m always on the studio tours with 4 or 5 other artists at my studio (Docton Pottery) and I have a small gallery attached to my studio that is open whenever I’m working in my studio or by appointment. Many island folks come over to pick out wedding gifts etc., rather than going over town.
VH: What inspired you to start your business?
GL: All my work is one of a kind and I’ve been doing this for many, many years. I like to see it used and appreciated by other people.
VH: What is your superpower?
GL: Creativity and skill
VH: When you have company visiting the island, where do you like to take them?
GL: To see art on the Island
VH: What’s next for your business?
GL: I plan to just continue selling work from my gallery and others in the region (i.e. Bainbridge Art Museum gift shop) and through art shows.
VH: What’s the best thing you ever bought at Granny’s? 🙂
A roller tool with zillions of small, blunt spikes on it. I don’t know what it was used for originally, but it makes a great texture on clay!
Learn more on her website: galeluriepottery.com