Virginia Scotchie

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In Brief:

My recent work in ceramic sculpture centers around the abstraction of personal objects that have been given to me by my family members; an old pipe of my father's, a funnel from my mother's kitchen, an old bulb from the family Christmas tree and my childrens toys. A recent object is a handmade wooden tool that was fashioned by my Italian grandfather to plant in his garden. Slender and pointed with a stump of a side handle, this small tool fit the hand of my grandfather and served him well. For me it holds visual intrigue and a connection to my memory of him. The warn, crusty surfaces on many of the pieces are created to give a sense of how time acts to make and unmake a form. I so not wish for this work to be named or lableled, rather it is my intention that through the borrowing and reformation of objects the work might trigger one to look closer and find beauty and intrigue in the humble, ordinary and familiar objects that surround us.


Periodicals & Reviews:

Virginia Scotchie: Object Lessons at McKissick Museum,
American Craft, Gallery Section, August/September 1996.
Packer, Mark. Miliken Gallery Exhibit Review,.Art Papers, Issue 4 July/August 1996.
Gilkerson, Mary. Virginia Scotchie: Object Lessons at USC’s McKissick Museum, South Carolina Arts 2, No. 6 May 1996.
Object Lessons: A Ceramic Installation by Virginia Scotchie, Artifacts
van der Burgt, Anna. “Brabants Dagblad.” Visual arts review of End Presentation at the European Ceramic Work Centre, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. July 29, 1995.
Harnish, Anne. Commissions, Sculpture Magazine, (January/February 1995).
Scott, Angela. Virginia Scotchie’s Blue Orbs, Ceramics: Art and Perception International Issue 20, 1995
Haga, Michael. Triennial 95: Diversity in SC Visual Arts, South Caroina Arts 1, No. 6, (February 1995): 4 &14.
Meteor Exhibition: Virginia Scotchie, Ceramics Monthly, UpFront Section, (November l994): 16.
Odd Balls. Artifacts, Cover Photograph.
Virginia Scotchie at Zone 1 Contemporary. American Craft. Gallery Section. (April/May 1994).
Perreault, John. Craft Is not Sculpture, Sculpture Magazine, (November/December 1993).
Patterson, Tom. Visual Arts Review, Winthrop Galleries Exhibition, The Charlotte Observer July l8, l993.
Brown, Linda Louise. Southern Neighbors, Art Magazine, March 1993.
Portfolio Review. Arts Indiana, ( November l99l, Portfolio Section.
Raczka, Robert. Units: New Ceramic Sculpture, Ceramics Monthly, May l99l.
Williams, Gerry. Conversation with Indiana Potters, Studio Potter 19, No. 2, June l99l.
Zalkind, Simon. Exhibition Review of Virginia Scotchie at the Joan Robey Gallery, American Ceramics.
Calhoon, Sharon. Border Crossing: Women and Art, New Art Examiner November l990.
Great Lake’s Chicago, American Craft, Gallery Section. April/May l990.
Hunt, Bill. Syracuse: The 28th Ceramic National, Ceramics Monthly November l990.
Pitts, Greg. Virginia Scotchie, Ceramics Monthly, February l990
Artemesia Gallery Review - Virginia Scotchie: Linear/Solids, Women Artist News, Fall 1989.
Mannheimer, Steve. Review of Indiana University Faculty Exhibition, Indianapolis Tribune, January 18, l989.
Wilson, Wade. Virginia Scotchie at Artemisia, Chicago, IL. New Art Examiner, December l989.
Krainak, Paul. Virginia Scotchie, American Ceramics 6, No. 4 Summer l988.
Sozanski, Edward. Works of Four Prominent Sculptors, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March l7.

Zakin Richard, Ceramics: Ways of Creation, Krause Press, 1999.
Peters, Lynn, Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceraimcs, Lark Press, 1998.
Triplett, Kathy , Handbuilt Ceramics, Lark Press, 1997
Zakin, Richard. Handformed Ceramics., Radnor, PA: Chilton Press, 1995.
Zakin, Richard. Ceramics: Mastering the Craft., Radnor, PA: Chilton Press, l990.

National Arts Club, KY/SCnyc, New York, NY, 1996 (Traveling Exhibition).
University of North Carolina at Asheville, Dedicated Clay, 1997. Asheville, NC
McKissick Museum, Object Lessons, Columbia, SC, 1996 (Traveling Exhibition).
Gibbes Museum of Art, Crafts of the Carolinas, Charleston, SC, 1993 (traveling exhibition).
Museo Internazionale Delle Ceramiche, 48th International Della Ceramica D’Arte’, Faenza, Italy, l993.
Everson Museum, The 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY, l993.
Everson Mueum, The 28th Ceramic National Exhibition:Clay, Color, Content., Syracuse, NY, l990.
Penelec Gallery, Units: New Ceramic Sculpture, Meadsville, PA, l990.
Everson Museum, The 27th Ceramic National Exhibition: American Ceramics Now. Syracuse, NY, l987. (traveling exhibition)
Greenville County Museum of Art, Places: Here & Now, Greenville, NC, l985.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Traveling Members Catalog, 1984-1985.
Nexus Gallery, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Juried Members Exhibition, Atlanta, GA 1983-1984.
National Council on Education for the ceramic arts, NCECA Exhibition Catalog. 1983-1984.

Selected Collections

Kruithuis Museum, s”Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, PA
Flordia Gulf Coast Museum, Bellair, FL
York County Museum of Art, Rock Hill, SC
Robert Ash, Philadelphia, PA
Paul Hertz, New York, NY
Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster, PA
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH
Sybaris Gallery, Detroit, MI
Dennis & Colleen Bentley, Middleton, WI
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


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