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Try a CLAY Class
Current Classes are FULL

The next Session starts after New Year’s. Sign up for the Newsletter to get registration information.

Explore clay and
meet people in the area.
Our little classroom is well equip and our classes are super of fun! This session we are focusing on making pottery to use. Since the holiday season is upon us, we have many dishes to be inspired by…
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Creative Pottery Quarry Books

Creative Pottery:
Publish Date - June 2020
( Available for Pre-order NOW )

Creative Pottery begins with a quick review the basics and pointers on setting goals or how to translate your inspiration into your work. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you. With compelling galleries, artist features, and guided questions for growth throughout, this is a book for potters everywhere that want to go beyond the basics, learn new skills, and unlock their creativity.


Art to Table CSA:
Customize Your Dishes!

Our CSA idea draws from the well known system of local farms offering seasonal produce directly to individuals. Rather than being agricultural, our CSA is Community Supported Art. Each month, receive a finely crafted, handmade porcelain plate(s) delivered to your doorstep. Rat City Studios monthly subscriptions is beginning with plates, but stay tuned. This will be an evolving project!
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Plates and Platters

Purchase handmade plates or platters… Come see 60+ works by the Rat City Studios Community now showing at one of our favorite eateries in the heart of our neighborhood! This show will be up for two months.

We will be having a gathering November 9th at 5pm, if you would like to join us.

View and Purchase pieces for sale here on the website!
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More About RCS!

Rat City Studios began as Deb Schwartzkopf’s drive to have a personal studio where she could make work and hold workshops.  As she mentored assistants it became clear that they needed a space to invest time in their individual artistic practice. In 2013, Deb purchased her home and studio in West Seattle. Rat City Studios has now evolved into a communal clay establishment. It is home to Deb’s production pottery studio, communal pottery education classroom, 3 semiprivate artist assistant studios, and a visiting artist studios/ transitional space. Through these endeavors, people are brought together to connect with each other and feed their creativity. Join the Rat Race!

To the left is a clip of the studio and the people who make it the fabulous place it is. Follow our YouTube Channel for more clips!