Virginia Scotchie received a BFA in ceramics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Since 1992, she has been head of ceramics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Scotchie exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad, including a solo exhibition in March at The 1912 Gallery at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. She has received numerous awards including the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramics Premiere Award from Shepparton Museum in Victoria, Australia. Her work is in public and private collections including the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan and the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums in Shaanxi, China. Scotchie states, “ I have an obsession with spouts, handles and knobs. This probably comes from being a potter when I first worked in clay. I think it is also about wanting my work to be verb-like in its reference to the everyday. Because I work with objects, I think about the arrangement of these objects in space. I want the space that my work inhabits to serve as a domain that is halfway between the concrete reality of the things I make and that of the meaning objects acquire when they are perceived in the subjective terms of the self."