Rat City Studios
Surface Techniques
Handmade Tableware

Try Clay This Summer
Registration is open!!! Explore clay and meet people in the area.
Our little classroom is well equip and our classes are full of fun!
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Luau Potluck: Annual Summer Party!
Join us at Rat City Studios for a grand potluck!
Bring a lawn chair and potluck dish to add to the community feast.
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NEW! Surface Resource Techniques Page!
We have developed several test tiles to encourage experimentation with your surfaces. In fact a whole class was based around these tiles. Visit the new gallery page and see a few options to try out!
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Join the Art to Table CSA
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… )


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.

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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!