FOLLOWUP: Rain City Clay gets ready to move into Brace Point Pottery in Arbor Heights

Deb Schwartzkopf had cause to celebrate tonight. She was in the spotlight at a show with dozens of artists exhibiting at the future location of her Rain City Clay studios. It’s at 4208 SW 100th, the longtime Arbor Heights home of Brace Point Pottery, whose owner Loren Lukens is moving out of state. Schwarzkopf and friends, including many contributing artists, gathered tonight for a reception celebrating the start of the transition, which we first told you about back in September. It’s now just a month and a half until Schwartzkopf will “get the keys” on March 1st.

She plans to keep her current studio in White Center, Rat City Studios, as a location for artists to use, but Rain City Clay will be the hub for classes, workshops, and shows – like this one, featuring many students past and present, as well as other clay artists.

If you didn’t get to the show – titled “Introductions” – tonight, you can also see it next Saturday, when Brace Point Pottery is open 10 am-5 pm. (This is the last show Lukens is hosting there before his move next month.) Meantime, Schwartzkopf is continuing to crowdfund to help with improvements and added equipment to realize her community-building vision for Rain City Clay. The grand-opening celebration is planned for April 2nd.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Rain City Clay gets ready to move into Brace Point Pottery in Arbor Heights"

  • audifans January 16, 2022 (2:35 pm)

    Very nice to see~!

  • Arianna January 16, 2022 (11:59 pm)

    This is great news! Ceramics is just beyond, just recently discovered it. Cannot wait to go to the studio, as soon as this virus slows down a bit.

  • anonyme January 17, 2022 (7:36 am)

    I’m excited for classes to begin…eventually.

  • Elizabeth January 17, 2022 (2:51 pm)

    It was a great event and I am so happy for Deb as well as for our community!

  • RW January 18, 2022 (8:05 am)

    So glad this venue will continue to be a home for the arts. I would love to see other classes offered beyond ceramics (painting, drawing, etc.) and I have been hoping and hoping for a place in West Seattle for open figure drawing sessions. Most are offered in the north end of Seattle.

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