These artists have helped us out or have completed a three month residency in our studio!


 Jim Green







Jim came to visit us for three months at the beginning of the summer 2017. Staying for three months he combined making the most of his time in the studio during the week with exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands on his bike on the weekends!


Jim is based in South London and has been working in ceramics for a little over four years. His Scandinavian influenced functional ware is all thrown, turned and glazed by hand. Jim likes to make unique, one off items or small batches of work and his pieces are made with the intention they should be used as often as possible. Inspiration can come from all sorts of things, including '60s and '70s Scandinavian and German ceramics, studio pottery and other more well known British companies like Hornsea and Denby.


You can see more of Jim's work here and on Instagram here jimbus.



















Lynne Hobaica












Lynne was incredibly helpful on our North American research tour and we are extremely grateful! Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Lynne developed a passion for ceramics whilst pursuing a BFA in the History of Art at Syracuse University. In 2015 she earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arts and Industral Design in Linz, Austria.


Lynne has worked in a number of galleries and museums, has some teaching experience and was also artist in residence (2010/11) and visiting artist (2014) at the Genesee Centre for the Arts in Rochester, New York.

Lynne creates both functional and conceptual ceramics and has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout New York State, Arizona and Maryland, as well as Vienna and Linz in Austria. Lynne is currently part of the ROC Girl Gang, a community of female creatives and entrepreneurs in Rochester, New York.

You can see more of Lynne's work here...
And buy her work here... Lynne on Etsy






Debs Schwarzkopf












Debs was a great help to us during our 2017 tour of North American ceramics studios. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington Debs earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alaska in 2013. A year of independent study at San Diego State University was followed by completing a Masters of Fine Arts at Penn State in 2005. 


Debs has taught at Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the University of Washington. She has worked nationally at the Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Mudflat Studios (MA), The Clay Studio (PA), Pottery Northwest (WA), Watershed (ME), and internationally at Sanbao in Jingdezhen, China, and the Residency for Ceramics-Berlin in Germany. Debs also taught with the University of Georgia's study abroad program in Cortona, Italy for a semester.


Debs has led over 80 workshops as well as exhibiting throughout the US and internationally. Moving back to Seattle Debs bought her own house and studio space in 2013. Since then she continues to teach workshops and classes, pursue her own projects and look after the daily running of the studio, along with her assistants and studio members.


You can follow Debs on Instagram... Debs Pottery 

Her studio website is... Rat City Studios 






 Ruta Bartkeviciute











Ruta joined us in the Glasgow Ceramics Studio for a three month residency in 2015 and is fast gaining a reputation for her fine craftsmanship. Born and brought up in Lithuania, Ruta gained a ceramists master's degree from Vilnius' Art Academy in 2013. Since 2008 she has taken part in both solo and group exhibitions, symposiums, competitions and art residencies in Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Italy and the UK.


Based in Hertford in the UK and working as an independent artist, Ruta's highly original work is influenced by European folk art and is made using red clay decorated with colourful glazes, all painted on by hand. 


You can follow Ruta on Instagram... Ruta Bart Ceramics
Her website is...