Virginia Scotchie

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.