Lara Scobie

Lara Scobie is an Edinburgh based ceramic artist specialising in individual slip-cast vessels and bowls made in porcelain and parian clay. Focusing on the dynamic between form and pattern her work explores 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.

A graduate of Camberwell Art College in London, Lara also holds a postgraduate degree 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 also has extensive teaching experience having taught ceramics and design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art for over 20 years.

“Working with clay is as exciting and terrifying as a roller coaster ride, presenting as many challenges as rewards. The theme of balance is a constant, significantly underlining my current work in which ideas of dynamic interplay between form and surface develop.” – Lara Scobie