Lara Scobie British, b. 1967
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.
1989 - 1990 Edinburgh College of Art, Post Graduate Diploma
1987 - 1989 Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, Foundation and BA Honours Degree
1994 - 2014 Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
2016 - present Visiting Lecture, Department of Ceramics and Glass, University Sunderland
Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary
Visual Arts Scotland Applied Art Award
Mino International Ceramic Competition, Japan. Received Honourable Mention.
Ceramic Review Award, Ceramics Open, RSBA, Birmingham
Creative Development Award - Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Arts Council Individual - Development Award
Cardiff Design Show - Makers Choice Award
Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award - Premier Winner
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
A Cabinate of Curiosities, jaggedart, London Design Week
The American Craft Council Show, Baltimore
L.A Art Show, Tansey Contemporary U.S
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
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
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