Rat City Studios
Handmade Tableware
Eliane Medina

Try clay this spring!

CLASS registration is live online
Learn more about our nine consecutive week sessions on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Explore clay and meet people in the area. Our little classroom is well equip and our classes are full of fun! ( Learn More… )

Join the Art to Table CSA | Order Dishes today!

Would you like a full set or just a place setting for two? You may choose from several styles and colors! Let us know you preferences for your handmade dishes. ( Learn More… )

Studio Assistant Applications Due March 15th!

This is a work-trade agreement. Assist Deb Schwartzkopf in exchange for studio space & guidance in a variety of topics involving succeeding as a professional artist, best studio practices, and clay working techniques.  This is an opportunity to work with an active artist and to apply this information in a hands-on manner.  Have one foot in the real world of supporting yourself and receive support from this vibrant community.  Over time, take in the cycles and challenges of making a living as a working artist. ( Learn More… )


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 3 artist rental/ visiting artist studios/ transitional spaces. 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!