Millbrook Clayworks is a pottery studio and gallery located in Port Hadlock (on Chimacum Road). It was started in 2007 and continues to be the place where Todd and Sarah (along with their two daughters) make functional ceramic art…mostly dishware.
Stoneware clays (white and tan/brown colors) and a potters’ wheel are used to form the pieces. A renowned element of Millbrook Clayworks pottery is the variety of artwork displayed on the clay surfaces. This is created by drawing/painting, pressing and carving on the clay. Much of the artwork represents nature and is influenced by Pacific NW land and water environments.
They have an onsite pottery gallery and an online pottery store.
Fairview Lake Studios
Fairview Lake Studios was founded in 2017 by Brian and Wendy Fuller at their small home on Fairview Lake in Port Orchard, WA. Brian wanted to return to making ceramics after a several year hiatus, and Wendy soon joined the fun. Over the past several years, we have grown into a small family business that is now located in Sequim, WA. Brian and Wendy are lucky enough to be joined by their son Josh, his partner Brittany and their son in law Evan who all work together to create functional stoneware pottery.
We strive to make art pieces that can be used every day. All of our pottery is handcrafted from locally sourced materials and is food safe. Our glaze collections are inspired by the natural world and are a reflection of the water, forests and mountains that surround this amazing area that we are lucky to call home.
Sallie Nau, of Port Orchard Washington, is a notable artist and mom of three who has embarked on a whimsical and beautiful journey into the world of pottery since 2008. Balancing her roles as a dedicated homeschooling parent and a passionate potter, Sallie’s story is one of unbridled creativity and dedication.
Sallie’s artistic odyssey began while pursuing a degree in zoology at Humboldt State University in Northern California. Surrounded by towering redwoods, winding rivers, and the ever-present ocean, the natural world left an indelible mark on her. It was during her studies that she serendipitously crossed paths with clay, and from that moment, she couldn’t resist its allure. The transition from zoology to ceramics was a leap of faith, a decision that has since blossomed into a lifelong love affair with the medium.
In 2019, Sallie took her passion to the next level by establishing her own company, Sallie’s Custom Clayworks. Working from her home-based studio, Sallie Nau is a potter extraordinaire- she can do just about anything. Her primary canvas is clay, and she masterfully sculpts it into a variety of forms, ranging from custom pieces to charming whimsical dishes, and fantastic tiny sculptures. Her work is a testament to her dedication to the craft and her ability to infuse each piece with a touch of her own vibrant spirit.
Sallie’s work reflects her deep connection to the natural world that first captured her heart during her college days. Nature, with its enchanting beauty and boundless inspiration, serves as the cornerstone of her artistic expression. Her earthy toned pieces often feature motifs like leaves, mushrooms, birds, and critters, which speak to the harmony between the wild outdoors and her creative process. Each work of art is a love letter to the great outdoors, a celebration of the whimsical and wonderful facets of the natural world.
Sallie’s pottery is an embodiment of the magic that happens when a dedicated mom, inspired by her love for the outdoors and shaped by her zoological background, turns her hands to clay. Her creations are not just objects; they are stories, memories, and tokens of the beauty she finds in the world. Sallie Nau’s work invites us to share in the joy of whimsy, beauty, and the natural world, reminding us that art can be a source of wonder and inspiration for all.