Deborah Schwartzkopf

Like the sweet ending to a much-enjoyed meal, Deborah Schwartzkopf is celebrating the conclusion to her residency at Pottery Northwest with an exhibit of dessert dishes called, appropriately, Just Dessert. Schwartzkopf found her way back to Seattle, her childhood home, in the summer of 2009 after a decade spent traveling and studying around the U.S. and China. Her final PNW solo show before moving her own Ballard studio will feature cake stands, ice cream bowls, coffee pots, and other ceramics that are functional, decorative, and personal to the artist. “I truly enjoy baking and making dishes,” she says. “This theme combined both perfectly. I was thinking about how indulgent dessert is and made dishes that add to this feeling.” Her pieces have a certain askew, Alice-in-Wonderland aesthetic to them; they’re geometric and playful without too saccharine or candy-sweet. CHELSEA LIN

Sat., June 4, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: June 4. Continues through June 30, 2011