This is 5 Lines Pottery
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”― Émile Zola
5 Lines Pottery is owned by me, Becca Otis. The sole woman behind the potters wheel. It all started with a white lie, because I needed one more credit in college and told my professor I knew how to throw pottery... Almost a decade later I have developed a unique style as well as strong discipline to make a living out of my craft. My journey has been full of super highs and super lows. A high, In 2014 an order placed by the Starbucks Roastery in Seattle, making over 300 pieces, helping me confirm that production was my calling, so I jumped all in later that year and started making pottery full time. A low, in 2016 when 90% of my inventory was destroyed by the wind in Leavenworth, Washington, confirming my commitment to never giving up just because of a small (huge) hitch in the road.
It is through failure that we learn how to succeed.
In early 2018 I took the leap of faith to open up a store front on Main Street in Monroe, Washington. With almost 3000 square feet of space, I have big dreams for the space to be a place of community and art. I teach classes and have paint your own pottery in the front of the store. I love being part of the Monroe community and hope that with time my studio will be a place of gathering and creativity.