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J Schatz Press Release - January 10, 2016


January 10, 2016

Jim Schatz
J Schatz


LOS ANGELES, CA — J Schatz, the internationally recognized design and ceramic production studio, has purchased a historic mill building in the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island for their new studio and home. Built in 1880, the building was the former dye house for the Weybosset Mills and is on the national register of historic places. The 5,000 sq. ft, one-and-one-half-story, sixteen-by-two-bay rectangular building has windows on both sides that allow natural light into the building throughout the day. It will be an inspiring workspace for the new studio team.

Providence Rising
Providence has a supportive and close-knit design community that is experiencing a renaissance. Mill buildings throughout town are being converted into working artists spaces. The Providence Department of Planning and Development has created the Dike Street Special Area Plan, where our building is located, to foster development, make public realm improvements, and encourage the adaptive reuse of the area’s endangered historic buildings.

J Schatz is very excited about their new home and the possibilities that await them in Providence. They are grateful to the mayor, Jorge Elorza, who has a special envoy, Barry Sullivan, that has been on the ground with them from day one making sure that their move proceeds smoothly.

Now Hiring
J Schatz is now hiring and training studio assistants in all aspects of their design and manufacturing process. J Schatz will begin manufacturing and shipping their product line from Providence by the end of January.

Studio Hours
J Schatz Studio will be open to the public starting March 1st from 10am. - 6pm. Monday - Friday. Visitors will be able to see their handcrafted production processes and purchase products direct from the studio. All sales are tax free thanks to Rhode Island's "State of the Arts" tax incentive program.

Open House
On Sunday, April 17th, from 5 - 8 pm. J Schatz will be hosting an open house to introduce the community and public to their work. It will coincide the launch of their new Hummingbird Feeder. This will be followed in May by the launch of a new tableware line.

New Address as of January 15, 2016
J Schatz
46 Dike St.
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 866-344-5267

This Is What J Schatz Handmade Is
J Schatz is now made in Rhode Island, Wonder-Certified™ & Guaranteed. Working from their new studio in Providence, Jim, Peter, and the team take inspired ideas and create ceramic ware that is molded, pierced, scratched, carved, drilled, glazed and fired into beautifully finished products.

For more information please email, visit, or Call Toll 

For more information please email, visit, or Call Toll Free 1-866-344-5267, 401-273-0500 International. Download Print Quality Photos.

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