My name is Lisa Schmidt and I’m the owner of Good Press. I’ve been designing tiles for years but I officially opened my Seattle studio in the fall of 2012.

I took my first ceramics classes while attending Massachusetts College of Art many years ago. Although I loved working with clay, I was excited about the idea of designing space and working collaboratively with other people. That ultimately led to a career in architecture.

When my first child was born, I put my architectural career on hold to focus on raising my family. I still love drawing and designing space but I’ve come to realize that I need the freedom working with clay affords me. Ceramics is an art form that allows a tremendous range of creative exploration. From form and function to surface design and color, the possibilities are endless. I find inspiration from a wide variety of sources including architecture, industrial design, textiles, origami, quilts, M.C. Escher, Charley Harper, woodcut prints, Japanese tea bowls, Chinese brush pots, toys, puzzles and, of course, nature. The list is constantly growing and influencing what I’m working on.

For more information on my work, collaborations, or upcoming workshops please contact me at: goodpressceramics@gmail.com

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