This historic building was built as a general store for the town of San De Fuca in 1942. It has had many incarnations since, including as a post office and antique store. In August of 2001, Steve and Mary Beth Eelkema purchased the building and after a year of renovation opened the Gallery as it is today.
Mary Beth is an elementary school principle and lends her artistic eye and organizational skills to the gallery part time. Steve is a ceramic artist, handy person, and bus driver. He can usually be found making improvements to the old building.
Since July 2018, Penn Cove Pottery has also hosted a resident artist. Right now Briggs Shore occupies the back studio in the gallery, and you can find her working and demonstrating her pottery techniques on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Penn Cove Pottery has represented many artists from the Puget Sound area over the last 18 years. We are fortunate to live in an area full of creativity and a thriving arts scene. We hope you come visit us during the Whidbey Working Artist Tour or Coupeville Arts Festival, or any time you're on our beautiful Island.