Friends of the Studio
Deb was a great help to us during our 2017 tour of North American ceramics studios. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington Deb 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.
Deb 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. Deb also taught with the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy for a semester.
Deb has led over 80 workshops as well as exhibiting throughout the US and internationally. Moving back to Seattle in 2013, she bought her own house and studio space in 2013. Deb established Rat City Studios in Seattle where she holds community classes, works with studio assistant positions, and hosts events.