Meet the artist behind the collection of handmade pottery combined with fused glass. Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Dock 6 Pottery started in 1995 with four potters. Looking to share space and expenses, their first location was in a building with a long strip of loading docks. In order to enter to the studio, you would have to go through dock number 6. The artists have since separated and the location has changed, but the name stuck. Owner Kerry Brooks started throwing pots as a hobby at the age of 26. She says, “I think of every cup, plate, and coaster as a small piece of functional art. Bringing affordable art to everyday people is what keeps me motivated and makes my soul happy.”
The National Buffalo Museum Store carries an array of different items from Dock 6 Pottery, including the bison shaped trivets (pictured below), coasters, magnets, and ornaments (same shape as trivet). They come in an assortment of colors and would make great gifts for the holidays.
In addition to these beautiful pottery pieces, I’ve provided images below of some of the summer’s top selling items below:
Sometimes I get asked, “Where do the Museum Store earnings go?” Since the National Buffalo Museum is a nonprofit, I’m happy to explain to people that the store helps the museum operate and allows us to undertake projects that support our mission of educating the public about the North American bison.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve been in store, I’d highly recommend doing some of your holiday shopping here. We’ve got a lot of items that are unique, and some are available online here: https://www.buffalomuseum.com/store/. The best part is that the proceeds go to a great cause – thanks for your support!
Museum Store Specialist