Kurt Anderson

Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson

Artist's Website | IG @kurtanderson

Kurt is originally from Santa Rosa, California but now makes his home in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  He has been a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, Penland School of Crafts, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.  He has attended various institutes of higher learning including The University of Wyoming (degree in education), SUNY New Paltz, NSCAD, and Louisiana State University (MFA).  In 2009-2010, he was the Fergus Post MFA fellow at The Ohio State University. 

Kurt makes utilitarian objects and covers the surfaces with images of slightly surrealized versions of things he encounters in his life.  He hopes to make you laugh and take a closer look.  When not in his studio or watching Rick and Morty he is probably wandering the countryside with his dog Bootsie. 

Kurt's work is influenced by the folk pottery traditions of Asia and the Middle East, as well as a wide variety of contemporary sources such as advertising logos, graphic novels, and street art.  By shuffling and recombining these proven formulas, it is Kurt's hope that the muse of familiarity appears cross-dressed as innovation.

 

Kurt Anderson

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!