Isaac Scott

Isaac Scott

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Isaac discovered the potter's wheel while attending Madison West High in 2007 and since then his life has been covered with clay. While attending the University of Wisconsin he received a B.S. in Philosophy and continued to pursue clay outside of school. Deciding that art is his true calling, Isaac started to focus more on his work in ceramics during his last two years in college. He became a member at the Midwest Clay Project in Madison, WI. During his 3.5 years at the studio Isaac did work study, then an apprenticeship under Jennifer Lapham. In 2015 Isaac left his hometown of Madison, WI and moved to Seattle, WA to find more opportunities in clay. Since moving, he has volunteered as studio assistant at Lakeside High School, did a work study at Pottery Northwest and is now the Teaching Assistant and Lab Tech at North Seattle College. Isaac's influences include western philosophy, Ancient Greek and Egyptian Culture, Hip Hop, Street Art, and Pop Culture. Isaac's artistic mission is to continue to be creative and to inspire others to create and follow their dreams. 

Artist Statement
Isaac's work consists of wheel thrown pots depicting images created from stencils, silkscreens and painting. The subjects depicted on his pots include political figures, musicians, artists, and Isaac himself. Inspired by how pottery of Ancient Greek and Egyptian culture communicated through popular figures (pharaohs or gods) and symbols, Isaac's work draws from Hip Hop culture, pop culture, politics and recent events to tell the modern myth.

Deborah Schwartzkopf

Rat City Studios is the workspace of Deborah Schwartzkopf, Seattle based studio potter and instructor. Her mission is to engage and build community through clay – one person, one neighborhood, and one experience at a time. In service to this pursuit, she offers studio assistant positions for emerging artists, connects people through social events, instructs classes and workshops, and maintains a lively career in the ceramic arts!