Virginia Scotchie, the well known US ceramicist visits the UK, Summer 2013
Virginia says, “As an artist and educator I find it to be a great honour to visit other parts of the world and experience the culture, the landscape and to get to know the people.
I am looking forward to visiting Wales where I’ll be demonstrating wheel thrown, altered and assembled sculptural objects and speaking about my creative research in ceramic art and about my programme at the University of South Carolina.”
Speaking of her collaboration with West Dean Viriginia comments, “I first met Alison Baxter, Head of Creative Enterprise at West Dean when she was a guest speaker at USC last Autumn for a metalsmithing conference. She gave a wonderful presentation on West Dean and on her exquisite work in jewellery. I’m excited to be teaching at West Dean for the first time as the College has such a strong history in the arts and, although I’ve never visited before, I believe this will be the beginning of many future visits and connections between our two colleges.”