Heather Hitt








I have had the opportunity to learn in a variety of classes and studio environments in San Diego and Seattle. I still take classes and workshops when I find one of interest, generally at Seward Park or Pottery Northwest. Sporadically taking classes allow me to continue to learn and expand my skillset, as well as keeping engaged with the ceramic community in Seattle.


• San Diego Mesa Community College
o Throwing I & II – 1997
o Throwing III, Hand building I & II 2002-2003
• San Diego Art Department (Independent art gallery and school), student & Studio Tech, 2004-2005
• San Diego City Community College, Intro to Glaze Technology, 2005
• Clay Associates (Independent pottery school, San Diego) 2006-2008 Instructor
• Pottery Northwest, 9/2008-Present. Classes every quarter through 2010, Intermittent classes since
• Seward Park Clay Studio, 2010–Present, intermittent classes

Community Events:

Ray at Night Art Walk, 2004-2005: Monthly art walk in San Diego. Assisted with set up and hosting of event each month at San Diego Art Department.
Smoke Farm Kiln Building, 2012: Assisted with building a wood-fired kiln at Smoke Farm in Arlington WA. Those who contributed to the building of the kiln would have the ongoing opportunity to utilize it. Moving thousands of bricks by hand was a tedious, exhausting experience – especially in the middle of a very wet, cold winter but it was a great opportunity to learn about the art of kiln building as well as to start building a community of local wood fire potters.
2nd European Wood Fire Conference, 2014: Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. Over 150 potters from 20 different countries gathered in a small coastal town to spend 4 days focused on wood fired ceramics. The event included lectures, slide shows, and demonstrations featuring professional potters from all over the world.



Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S | Seattle WA 98118 | 206.760.9843
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