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 being shown for the first time in St Ives and Cornwall.