Baker/Potter is a dream of building a simple life in the woods of while crafting small batch pottery and freshly milled whole grain bread.
The Folks Behind Baker/Potter
Ryan became obsessed with bread while baking at home. Quickly he started to dream of living a quiet life as a village baker. One day, while riding his bike around San Francisco he ran met Josey Baker with a basket full of bread. They hit it off, Ryan Joined the team at “The Mill” and built his skillset milling and baking. During this time, Ryan decided he needed a new hobby so set up a pottery workshop in a little room connected to the bedroom he shared with Kristen. Slowly but surely he learned to throw and folks started asking to purchase his pottery. From the start Ryan and Kristen know that they wanted to find a way to make a life in the woods, keep a garden and stay closer to the earth. In 2016, he and Kristen took a leap and moved to a little known island in Puget Sound they had never heard of. Over the next few years, while making pottery full time, Ryan built a little wood fired bakery/mill from the ground up on their land. In the fall of 2019 he finished the project and started selling bread. He couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and help of friends, the support of customer purchasing pottery, and especially Kristen.
In addition to providing encouragement and support, Kristen documents and photographs pottery and keeps the web shop up to date and stays on top of anything else that needs doing. She’s learning the ropes for both projects - hoping to help out with production. At the moment, the newest family member, baby June, is keeping her busy and up at night.