Abstract Patterns and Functional Forms
This May, the ceramics of Lara Scobie are centre stage for Concrete Wardrobe’s Maker of the Month exhibition.
Scobie’s work combines decoration with functionality, and includes a range of jewellery, small vessels, tall jugs and bowls. Her prices range from £25 - £160.
Her work is predominantly concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern. This is explored through drawing, surface mark making and volume. Surface patterns and details observed in botanical life have enabled Scobie to explore her love of colour and abstract pattern making. Her simple, considered forms are constructed from soft slabs of clay, with delicate rims and edges. The off-centre ellipses of the individual forms echo the line drawings and ornamentation of the painted surfaces.
Scobie has exhibited widely and her work is on display in public collections internationally. She has also gained awards for her work, and a Creative Development Grant from the Scottish Crafts Council. Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe commented, “Scobie’s elegant functional forms, adorned with abstract pattern designs, have ensured her work is as sculptural as it is practical. She has made this union a natural and essential one.”
Concrete Wardrobe brings the work of high quality Scottish based and Scottish trained makers from the studio to the high street. Lara Scobie’s work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st May 2012.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. (Sunday 12 - 4pm from 1st April.)
Concrete Wardrobe, 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA
PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh