Javascript is vital for the this website to function properly. Please enable or upgrade your browser

Lara Scobie


Lara is a graduate of Camberwell Art College in London, and she also 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 in London.

Lara makes slip-cast vessels using ‘parian clay.’ The term ‘parian’ is derived from Paros, the Aegian Island famous for its beautiful white marble, which was used extensively in classical Greek sculpture. Lara applies decoration on to her altered asymmetric forms. Lara has extensive teaching experience having taught ceramics and design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art for over 20 years. Presently, she works full-time on her her ceramic practice.

1990 Post Graduate Diploma, Edinburgh College of Art
1989 Foundation and BA Honours Degree, Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts

Public Collections

Paisley Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Triennale de Porcelaine, Nyon, Switzerland

The Shipley Museum & Art Gallery, Gateshead

Welcome Building, University of Dundee

McManus Galleries, Dundee

The Beaches Museum, Kansas State University

Museum of Auckland, New Zealand

2018 Creative Scotland Small Project Award

2017 Craft Potters Association Grant

2017 Edinburgh Visual Artist and Craft Award

2015 Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary

2014 Visual Arts Scotland Applied Art Award

2011 Mino International Ceramic Competition, Japan

2009 Ceramic Review Award, Ceramics Open, RSBA, Birmingham

2007 Creative Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

1995 Development Award, Scottish Arts Council Individual
1994 Makers Choice Award, Cardiff Design Show
1992 Premier Award, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award

Selected Exhibitions
2020 Solo Show, Beaux Arts, Bath

2019 Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, London

2019 York Ceramics Fair, York

2019 Oxford Ceramics Fair, Oxford

2019 Invited Artist, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Scotland

2019 Poise and Parallax, Contemporary Ceramics, London

2018 Surface and Form, Solo Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery

2018 In Between, jaggedart, London

2018 Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Show, The Royal Academy, Edinburgh

2018 Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins School of Art, London

2017 British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke on Trent

2017 L.A Art Show, Tansey Contemporary, U.S

2016 SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary, U.S

2016 Tent London, Craft Scotland Showcase, London Design Festival

2016 Ceramic Art York, York Art Gallery and Museum

2016 Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2016 Best of British, Clay Guldong, Australia

2016 Distilled Tone, The Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 L.A Art Fair, Tansey Contemporary, USA

2016 Ensemble, Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

2015 Small Scale, Big Ideas, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA

2015 Ceramic Art York, York Art Gallery, York

2014 ‘Unconventional Conformity’, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA

2014 Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Academy, Edinburgh

2014 SOFA, Chicago, USA
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2013 British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

2013 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art

2012 Gallery Nine, Bath

2012 Gallery Altena, Holland

2012 The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Solo Exhibition

Studio Shots