Overview

Edinburgh ceramicist Lara Scobie makes individual slip-cast vessels and bowls in porcelain and Parian clay. The work is predominantly concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern, explored through the cohesive integration of drawing, surface mark-making and volume. Lara's simple, considered forms are constructed from soft slabs of clay, with delicate rims and edges. The off-center ellipses of the individual forms echo line drawings and decoration applied to the painted surfaces.

 

Lara is a graduate of Camberwell Art College in London, and she holds a Postgraduate in ceramics from Edinburgh College of Art. She has exhibited extensively and has received many awards for her work including Premier winner of The Fletcher Challenge in New Zealand and Honourable Mention at Mino Ceramics, Japan.

 

Lara is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and a professional member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London. She has extensive teaching experience having taught ceramics and design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art for over 20 years.


Lara Scobie is represented exclusively in Cornwall by the Porthminster Gallery. 

Biography

HIGHER EDUCATION

1989 - 1990 Edinburgh College of Art, Post Graduate Diploma

1987 - 1989 Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, Foundation and BA Honours Degree

 

LECTURING    

1994 - 2014 ​Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

2016 - present Visiting Lecture, Department of Ceramics and Glass, University Sunderland

  

AWARDS

2015                       

Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary

2014                       

Visual Arts Scotland Applied Art Award

2011                       

Mino International Ceramic Competition, Japan. Received Honourable Mention.

2009                       

Ceramic Review Award, Ceramics Open, RSBA, Birmingham

2007                       

Creative Development Award - Scottish Arts Council

1995                       ​

Scottish Arts Council Individual - Development Award

1994​                       

Cardiff Design Show - Makers Choice Award

1992​                       

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award - Premier Winner

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Contemporary Applied Arts - Professional Member

Craft Potters Association - Fellow

Visual Art Council, Scotland - Professional Member

 

WORK IN PUPLIC COLLECTIONS

​Paisley Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

​Triennale de Porcelaine, Nyon, Switzerland

​The Shipley Museum & Art Gallery, Gateshead

​Wellcome Buidling, University of Dundee

​McManus Galleries, Dundee

​The Beaches Museum, Kansas State University

Museum of Auckland, New Zealand

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2017                     

A Cabinate of Curiosities, jaggedart, London Design Week

The American Craft Council Show, Baltimore

L.A Art Show, Tansey Contemporary U.S

2016                     

SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary U.S

Tent London, London Design Festival

Ceramic Art York, York Art Gallery and Museum

Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Best of British, Clay Guldong, Australia

Distilled Tone,The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

L.A Art Fair, Tansey Contemporary, USA

Ensemble, Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

2015                      

Small Scale, Big Ideas, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA

Christmas Show, Gallery Nine, Bath

Drawing - National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Ceramic Art York, York Art Gallery, York

"Unconventional Conformity" Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA

Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Academy, Edinburgh

Exhibitions