Midcoast Maine is one of the most artistic communities in New England. Here, visitors and locals alike enjoy a thriving arts-inspired culture bolstered by a number of local shops and studios. Whether you’re searching for the area’s best galleries or a place to find unique handmade gifts, the town of Boothbay Harbor is an ideal place to start. Here’s what you need to know about Dirty Bird Pottery, one of our favorite art shops!
After visiting Dirty Bird Pottery, be sure to explore Boothbay Harbor’s many other local shops and galleries. For a complete list of the region’s best activities and attractions, simply request access to our complimentary Midcoast Maine Vacation Guide! It’s the best resource for planning unforgettable getaways to Maine’s cultured coast.
A Visitor’s Guide to Dirty Bird Pottery
About the Shop
The Dirty Bird Pottery story begins with the owner, Julie Moore, and her dream of opening her own ceramics studio. Moore is a self-taught craftsman who focuses on creating beautiful and functional pots for home and garden use. All of her work is thrown on a potter’s wheel at her two studios: One in King George, Virginia, and one in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Each piece she creates is lovingly fired in an electric kiln that reaches over 2,000 degrees. Moore’s stoneware creations are meant for daily use. They’re all food, dishwasher, and microwave-safe!
Find the Boothbay Harbor at 4 Townsend Avenue. It’s open during the summer between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Purchase an Original Piece of Pottery
For those who need the perfect souvenir during their travels, an original piece from this studio is a fantastic choice. Guests may purchase many of the most popular pieces online, but there are even more ceramic gems in the brick-and-mortar store. Moore offers traditional pots perfect for cooking and serving as well as miscellaneous products like sponge holders, hummingbird feeders, fruit fly traps, and more!
Other Arts Destinations Around Boothbay Harbor
Interested in visiting a few more of Midcoast Maine’s best spots for art lovers? We recommend stopping by the Farnsworth Art Museum (Andrew Wyeth Museum), exploring some Boothbay Harbor art galleries, or planning a group retreat to Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts!
After a fun day experiencing Midcoast Maine’s colorful culture, come back to the comfort of an oceanfront guest room or cottage. All of our seaside accommodations feature premium amenities and spectacular views found nowhere else in the region. Our historic inn is just minutes away from everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer, yet feels worlds away on secluded Southport Island. Families and friends return year after year to experience our unique specials, delicious on-property food, and events!
Our Seahorse Cottage is every art lover’s dream accommodation. Guests love the chic, nautical decor and private deck overlooking Cape Newagen. This cottage also features details like cathedral ceilings, a double-sided fireplace, a claw-foot soaking tub, and a custom tile shower.