Rat City Studios is the workspace of Deborah Schwartzkopf, Seattle based studio potter and instructor. Her aim is to build the community of artists working in clay by offering studio assistant positions for emerging artists, connecting people through social and educational events, and maintaining lively, professional career in the ceramic arts!
Each accepted assistant will receive $75 to help them settle into their studio here at RCS. In paying it this fee, you are helping out a fellow artist! They may use this for whatever helps them get settled into the studio or their new home. Please pay this application fee before sending in your informational application materials. We cannot accept applications without timely payment of this fee.
Welcome to the website for Deb Schwartzkopf's pottery studio! Search for information on Deb's artwork, studio practice, and clay classes. Also learn about her studio assistant position, events, and other artists working at her space. Under the resources tab are lists of local artists & clay related organizations, tips to making it as an artist, glaze development resources, and other links!
Rat City Studios is the studio of Deb Schwartzkopf. Here she makes her artwork and tends her garden. She offers weekly clay classes, workshops, and hosts social events. Several emerging artists join her for a year long studio assistant position in exchange for studio space. Together they keep the studio thriving.