Orcas Island Pottery
In 1945, Joe and Marclay Sherman opened Orcas Island Pottery, establishing it as the oldest pottery in the Pacific Northwest. They traded a local farmer a set of 4 plates and 4 bowls for the now 150-year-old trapper's log cabin of old-growth fir, dismantled it and moved it to the property to become the showroom that it still is today. Five generations of potters have created a favorite destination for nature and art lovers visiting Orcas Island.
When you turn off the main road onto the long driveway into the woods, you feel like you are going into a fairyland. As you enter the Orcas Island Pottery parking lot you will notice a sign for the footpath that leads you down into the yard. There you will find different pathways to go on to discover this magical place with its beautiful gardens and fountains. It's a whimsical adventure.