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Lopez Island artists, art galleries, pottery studios, antique stores, specialty shops
Lopez Island visitors regularly visit the art galleries and pottery studios on Lopez Island. Some of the most popular attractions on Lopez Island are the antique stores, specialty shops, unique art galleries, coop art galleries and potteries. Lopez Island has several potters working in a variety of unique pottery styles and specialties, inventive designs used in pots, tiles, sculptures and fanciful treasures. Lopez Island artists and art galleries offer a variety of media, original paintings, limited edition prints - sculpture, stained glass and fabric arts.

Stout Pottery
Stout Pottery on Lopez Island uses special techniques. The pottery is collected and displayed in several locations, Seattle etc. The owner/artist Jim Stout explains that much of his work is now fired with wood in a recently completed Thai-style anagama kiln on Lopez Island, Washington. Anagama means tunnel kiln in Japanese. With this type of kiln, there is no barrier between the firebox, where the wood is stoked, and the pieces being fired. The result is lots of ash effects on the pots. Although glaze is occasionally used on the pots, most pieces are not glazed before firing and the surface effects are created entirely by the wood ash which lands on the pot and eventually melts and merges with the clay body. This is a labor intensive process that requires several people willing to stoke around the clock, but wood firing gives effects and surprises that are not obtainable through any other firing method. Worth a trip to Lopez Island to visit Stout Pottery. Phone: (206) 525-4547


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