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Virginia Scotchie

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1973-1975 Undergraduate Study, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

1977 BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1978 American School of Oriental Research, Merion, Israel

1985 MFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1986-1989 Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

1989-1992 Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1992—Professor, Head of Ceramics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

 

Virginia Scotchie began her career making functional work then moved to sculpture.

The influence of the vessel appeared in the form of spouts, handles and knobs added for decorative, non-functional purposes. Typically she works in series, exploring the possibilities of a form before moving on.

Scotchie uses very basic tools. She hand builds most of her work, sometimes using a ceramic mold to press clay into as seen in her series of spheres. She favors rough surfaces, an effect achieved by using various scrapers and forks.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina

Colorado Mountain College, Vail, Colorado

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania

Kruithuis Museum, s’Hertongenbosch, The Netherlands

Contemporary Carolina Collection at Ashley River Tower, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina                     

Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

American Craft, “Virginia Scotchie: Object Lessons at McKissick Museum.” Gallery Section, August/September 1996.

Burkette, Richard. Ceramic Art. New York, NY: Overlook Press, 2002.

Cushing, Val. The Ceramics Design Book. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.

Gallery Section. “Virginia Scotchie, Blue Spiral 1.” American Craft (August/September 1998).

Lark Books. 500 Bowls; Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2003.

Lark Books. Ceramic Sculptures. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2011.

Neal, Dale.  “Odd Objects: Ceramic Sculptor Virginia Scotchie Explores the Ordinary Objects.” Asheville Citizen Times, August 23, 1998.

Pancioli, Diana. Extruded Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2000.

Peters, Lynn. Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1999.

Peterson, Susan, Working With Clay, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 2002.

Scotchie, Virginia. Clay and Glaze Compendium. University of South Carolina Press, 2011.

______________. Setting Up Your Ceramic Studio. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2003.

“Southeastern Clay Invitational” The Asheville Citizens Times, August 15, 1999.

Triplett, Katherine. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.

Up Front. “Zanesville International Exhibition.” Ceramics Monthly (April 1999).

Up Front. “Virginia Scotchie.” Ceramics Monthly (October 1998).

Up Front. “Zanesville International Exhibition.” Ceramics Monthly (April 1999).

Zakin, Richard. Hand-formed Ceramics: Creating Form and Surface. Radnor, PA, Chilton & Co., 1995.

____________. Electric Kiln Ceramics. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1994.

____________. Ceramics, Ways of Creation. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1999.

____________. Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Radnor, PA, Chilton & Co., 1990.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.virginiascotchie.com

 

Typical Marks
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2017
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2017
Sphere-Sculpture
Date: 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Sphere-Sculpture
Date: 2000
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Pollination-Sculpture
Date: ca 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Two Handle Vessel-Object Maker Series
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Vessel Form-Object Maker Series
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Vessel Form with Five Spouts-Object Maker Series
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 22, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/scotchie