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.