Andrew “skip” Schwartz

Skip Schwartz was looking for a creative outlet after retiring from the sea as a tugboat captain. Inspired by a friend’s beautiful work, he began his career by taking pottery classes at Edmonds Community College. He prefers classic shapes with an Asian ascetic.  “I find that my pottery is heavily influenced by the pottery I encountered while sailing around the Pacific Rim,” says Skip. Over the years he has honed his skills and now in his studio is in Edmonds, WA, he specializes in wheel-thrown pieces, created under the watchful supervision of his cat, Stormy.


Skip’s pottery has an elegant reflection of the Japanese minimalist style.