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.

 This beautiful painting was painted by Brittany Johnson from Vintage and Rust in Monroe, WA! She is the BOMB... and yes that is an accurate description of my eyebrow!  

This beautiful painting was painted by Brittany Johnson from Vintage and Rust in Monroe, WA! She is the BOMB... and yes that is an accurate description of my eyebrow!