summer is almost here and we are loving virginia scotchie's colorful ceramic spheres to brighten up the landscape. if you happen to be passing by queens university be sure to check out her installation of spheres in front of the belk chapel. they come in a variety of colors shinny to matte with holes or not. hidell brooks adores anything made by hand!
virginia scotchie is the head of ceramics at the university of south carolina. she is thrilled to be teaching summer school in a couple of weeks at west dean college in england. virginia's class throwing sculptural forms on the wheel will explore new ways of using the wheel by throwing closed forms and geometric shapes, using the wheel as a tool for the creative investigation of shapes joining them together using slip and scoring techniques and assembling small parts and pieces in stoneware clay into sculptural objects. west dean college is located 65 miles outside of london in west sussex and offers a vast array of short courses from may to october in the arts including metalworking, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. the edward james foundation opened west dean college in 1971 as a center for eduction and training in conservation and in the visual and applied arts.
new ceramic objects by virginia scotchie will be included in our next exhibition women in abstract opening july 11th and running through august 30th. we have a new selection of spheres available in the gallery and virginia is currently accepting commissions. the spheres come in small, medium and large. please call the gallery for details and pricing.