2021 Juror

Deborah Schwartzkopf

Deborah Schwartzkopf is a Seattle-based studio potter & instructor. As a studio artist her goal is to make fabulous tableware that infuses life with purposeful beauty.

The studio practice she has established provides a vehicle for her to continually learn about material, connect with community, and create intersections between ephemeral ideas and functional forms. As a community member and instructor she aims to use her unique skill set to offer educational opportunities—creating bridges to cross-pollinate communities both locally and nationally.

Deb is also the author of Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques & Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics.

With compelling galleries, artist features, and guided questions for growth throughout, this is a book for potters everywhere that want to go beyond the basics, learn new skills, and unlock their creativity. Learn more about the book by visiting Deb’s website.

Deborah Schwarzkopf at pottery wheel
Photography by Matisse LB Photography
Deborah Schwarzkopf at pottery wheel

Past Jurors

  • 2020 – Julia Galloway
  • 2019 – Malcolm Mobutu Smith
  • 2018 – Ben Carter
  • 2017 – Linda Sikora
  • 2016 – Simon Leach
  • 2015 – Matt Long
  • 2014 – Christa Assad
  • 2013 – Jim Connell
  • 2012 – Jack Troy
  • 2011  – Mary Barringer
  • 2010 – Bill van Gilder
  • 2009 – Pete Pinnell
  • 2008 – Linda Arbuckle
  • 2007 – Malcolm Davis

 

  • 2006 – Tom Coleman
  • 2005 – John Glick
  • 2004 – Susan Peterson
  • 2003 – Wayne Higby
  • 2002 – Jack Troy
  • 2001  – Linda Christianson
  • 2000 – Ken Ferguson
  • 1999  – Warren MacKenzie
  • 1998  – Cynthia Bringle
  • 1997  – Val Cushing
  • 1996  – Phyllis Blair Clark
  • 1995  – Chris Staley
  • 1994  – Bill Daley
  • 1993  – Jack Troy