Pottery Northwest

The mission of Pottery Northwest is to develop and promote excellence in the ceramic arts. Pottery Northwest’s goal is to provide a professional facility in an educational atmosphere for the enhancement of skills in the medium of clay.

Pottery Northwest is a professional clay facility comprising 7200 square feet in an early 1900’s brick building at Seattle Center with an adjoining outdoor kiln yard.

Our equipment includes potter’s wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, a spray booth with compressor, clay mixer, and various workshop tools (saws, grinders, etc.). A dedicated glaze area stocks a full complement of materials. We have both electric and gas fired kilns, including soda and raku kilns and – a wood-fired pizza oven. We have recently upgraded our studio heating and lighting systems and added air filtration. There are a variety of semiprivate spaces available for residents.

Residents have 24 hour access to the studio.

Join us for Amy Simons' exit show, "This is Not My Beautiful Home," opening March 3rd. The show will showcase a selection of ceramic sculptures and prints.

George Rodriguez is getting ready for his show at Foster/White Gallery in March. For those participating in PNW's NCECA Pre-Fest, we will be taking a walk down to the gallery for a special reception on that Saturday.


Looking forward to former resident, Kristin Schimik's piece during NCECA 2017 in Portland!

Pottery Northwest | RSVP for Sunday’s Party!


In addition to all of the great workshops we have happening during our NCECA Pre-Fest (March 18-20), we have a FREE party you can attend! Read more and RSVP here: http://potterynorthwest.org/product/sunday-party-prefest-2017/

potterynorthwest.org All of Sunday, the Artstream Nomadic Gallery will be parked in our back lot. This is your chance to purchase pottery from world renown potters before the gallery heads down to Portland. To top off all engaging discussion and clay fun, we’re going throw a party. Expect food, beer, and an incredible k...

Hey friends! Are you heading to @NCECA in Portland? Stop by Seattle the weekend before for some great events here, at #PotteryNorthwest. Visit our website to learn more or email us to inquire about discounts for students!
Demonstrating artists include:
And our resident artists: @lynnehobaica @amysimons_ @wilkinsonsculpture @chaselilleholmceramics @coletonlunt @amandambarr @luktose @ciarajacksonceramics
With a special, fiery collaboration between @georgesculpts @zakhelenske and @chaselilleholmceramics. Plus a visit from the @artstream_nomadicgallery and a visit to @fosterwhitegallery.


Thank you for sharing, Artaxis.org! We're excited to see how Andrew transforms the gallery over the next week for his Opening Reception // February 3, 2017. Today is also the last day to check out Zak Helenske's show.

If you're in the Seattle area, check out Artaxis member, Andrew Hoeppner's “Heads, Faces, and Vases”, a solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures at Pottery Northwest which explores themes within identity and focuses on the artists abstract interpretations of the “self portrait”. More information at http://artaxis.org/andrew-hoeppner-heads-faces-and-vases/

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226 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
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