This exhibition features ceramic sculpture highlighting the myriad forms that spring from the minds and hands of clay artists. While function may be referenced at times, the conceived pieces focus on abstraction, contemplation and dissection of function. Each sculptor contributes work that allows the viewer to reflect on form, surface and color. These values interact to create the “shaping of space.” Each piece of work in this collection honors the history of clay while representing the artist’s current research and professional practice.
Virginia Scotchie is a ceramic artist and area head of ceramics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in ceramics from UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1985 completed her Master of Fine Arts at Alfred University in New York.
Curator’s Bio: Virginia exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has received numerous awards including the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramics Premiere Award from the Shepparton Museum in Victoria, Australia. She has lectured internationally on her work and been an Artist in Residence in Taiwan, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands. Her clay forms reside in many public and private collections and reviews about her work appear in prestigious ceramic publications.