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105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Scope Gallery
Studio 19
An exhibition space for pottery and ceramic art

Gallery Hours:
10 am - 6 pm Daily
10 am - 9 pm Thursdays


Scope Gallery is a ceramic artists’ cooperative gallery located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, featuring the juried work of the Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild members in the Washington, D.C. area. The Gallery is a friendly and educational environment where visitors can interact with one of the artists, browse, shop and learn about the art and craft of ceramics. The artists learn from these conversations with the public and share the visitors’ responses with each other to further their professional development.
The artists collaborate in organizing monthly themed shows alternating between the two member organizations. The goal is to offer a wide variety of functional artisan pottery, original sculpture, and decorative ceramic works. Scope was founded in 1974 and has a reputation for quality ceramic art in a variety of styles.  Visitors are welcome to learn about the Kiln Club at

2014 Show Dates & Themes

January 6 to 29 - Winter White - Elegant white shows a glow as a classic glaze for clay. Whether crackled in raku or glossy in crystalline, this versatile hue sets the scene for polished refinement. With the Washington Ceramic Guild

January 30 to February 23 - Once More, with Feeling - Putting our hearts on the table, Kiln Club artists show a lil love with sentimental pieces like trinket boxes, bud vases and ring holders, perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries and heartfelt gifting for loved ones. With the Kiln Club

March 3 to 30- All Things Asian - An ode to the influences of the Far East focusing on serene forms and balance, decoration and firing techniques. A look at Shino and Celadon glazes and raku firing. (In conjunction with the Art League's Biennial Ikebana Show with the D.C. chapter of The Sogestu School March 6-9) With the Washington Ceramic Guild

March 31 to April 27 - Get into the Groove - In-tune artists create harmonious forms. In our studios, working with our hands, our work is moved by background music. We might not work '9 To 5', but our mojo often comes from music, Parton us. See ceramic pieces inspired by song and popular musical artists. (In conjunction with Art League's Pop Art show) With the Kiln Club 

April 28 to June 1 - Mother Earth - A look at the lighter side of ceramics, with feminine takes on clay art. Whether it be studies in female form or graceful curves of a functional vase, artists interpret the nature of being female. (In conjunction with Art League's Art and Feminism show) With the Washington Ceramic Guild

June 2 to 29- Milestones in Clay - Potters are helping to mark life's highlights with memorable forms and keepsakes. Whether it be a wedding vase, a handmade coffee mug to go to college or an anniversary centerpiece, handcrafted and heartfelt go hand in hand. With the Kiln Club

June 30 to July 27 - Seeds of Summer - Things are warming up and everyone's dishing on the hot topic of Mother Nature and how her mood is changing. We're planting the seed of the coming season of clay in the form of bud vases, floral painted centerpieces, flower pots and other warm weather originals. Do what the little bird is twittering; pay a visit to see seasonal artistry. With the Washington Ceramic Guild

July 28 to Aug 31 - Aquatics - Take a cool, fresh look at clay, from sandy beach ware to flowing turquoise-glazed forms to marine-themed mud. Stop by before heading to the shore! With the Kiln Club

Sept 1 to 28- Beauty and the Beasts - Artistry in clay dedicated to those with feathers for four legs! Wild, wooly and wonderful wall pieces, stunning statuettes and dishes for you and/or your critter. With the Kiln Club

Sept 29 to Oct 26 - Our Bowls- An improvement over anonymous and empty, our artisan bowls have purpose and meaning. See bowls for berries, rice, souflees, onion soup, fruit, salt, salsa, salad, pasta and more! Handmade from our artists, with recipes. With the Washington Ceramic Guild

Oct 27 to Nov 30 - Eating Anytime: Components & Courses - Whether it be an appetizer or entree, dessert or dinner, Scope Gallery has handmade pottery to tablescape as well as any master. Whether looking for sophisticated, eclectic or homey, the personal stylings of our potters can put an impressive and expressive turkey table together. With the Kiln Club

Dec 1 to Jan 4 - Presentations: Gifts with Spirit - Holiday inspirations have hit, with clay artistry that provides the perfect backdrop for the joyous season. Handmade and factory-free, local dishware for the table, ornaments for the tree and a stunner vase makes a merry shopping spree! With the Washington Ceramic Guild
Scope Exhibitors
 Karin Abromaitis
of Takoma Park, Md. Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Window Bowl: Copper Landscape

      Tumbler Woodfired stoneware

    Soy Bottle Woodfired stoneware
Bev Andrews

of Alexandria, Va.Kiln Club member

raku vessel

saggar-fired vessel

raku vessel

Linda Bernard

of Laurel, Md Ceramic Guild member

Leaf Impression Vase

Three Structures


 Jennifer Coffin
 of Fairfax, Va Kiln Club member

Jar with lid, stoneware with paper and wire
 Lorraine Colson
 of Alexandria, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

crystalline vase

crystalline plate

crystalline vase
 David Cowdrill
of Great Falls, Va. Kiln Club member
Phone:  703-430-2692

stoneware urn
Christine Coyle
of Glenn Dale, Md. — Ceramic Guild member

Sapphire plate

Hand built vase

House Lanterns
 Dana Lehrer Danze
of Arlington, Va. Kiln Club member

Brie Baker Stoneware

stoneware teapot

stoneware teapot
 Jennifer Dinkelmeyer
 of Alexandria, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

porcelain teacup and saucer

porcelain platter

Porcelain Ikebana Vase
Donna Downing

of Arlington, Va.Kiln Club member
Phone: 703-241-1634

Wood-fired porcelain celadon vase

“Oregon round-up” vase, stoneware

Plate and bowls, stoneware

 Barbara Gatterdam
 of Great Falls, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Stoneware platter

Stoneware vase

Stoneware vessel
Tracie Griffith Tso
of Reston, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Stoneware platter with brushpainted wisteria

Stoneware nested rabbit counting bowls

Brown stoneware Siamese cat tray
Norma Hintze

of Bethesda, Md.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Crystalline blue jar

Crystalline blue vase

Martin Karcher
of Washington, D.C.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member
Phone: 202 543-4036

Stoneware platter with blue slip design

Stoneware platter with oak leaf design

Stoneware platter with nandina leaves
Klaudia Levin
of Silver Spring, Md. — Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Naked raku vessel --   porcelain

Basket ---  stoneware

Raku vessel --  stoneware
Christine Moerenhout-Hubloue
of McLean, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Refugee, handbuild stoneware

The grieving line, handbuild stoneware

The comedy of art, handbuild stoneware
Thien Nguyen
of Alexandria, Va.Kiln Club member
Phone:  571-232-1557

Blue Raku Vase

Fumed Saggar Raku

Red and Black Naked Raku
Laura Nichols
of Great Falls, Va.Kiln Club member

Teapot and Tea Caddy, Stoneware

Yoshiko Ratliff

of Falls Church, Va.Kiln Club member
Website: &

Smoky Gold Crystalline Vessel - Porcelain
Peggy Reichard
of Accokeek, Md.Kiln Club member
Phone: 301 292-0850

stoneware boat

sampan covered dish

origami vase
Heidi Schramm
of Arlington, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

stoneware basket

porcelain jar

raku jar
Enid Sport-Stewart
of Reston, Va.Kiln Club member

Raku vase

nested porcelain bowls
Johanna Stinhauser

of Chevy Chase MdCeramic Guild member

Black and white stoneware vase curves

People united stoneware

   Stoneware oval boat

Jeff Watson

of Washington D.C. Kiln Club member

Flower Box – stoneware
Mia van Zelst
of Alexandria Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

horsehair vessel

"Birds of one feather"
terra sigillata stoneware sculpture

stoneware pedestal vase with flower
Suan Ying
of Vienna, Va.Kiln Club and Ceramic Guild member

Porcelain vase

Porcelain bowl, altered rim

Stoneware bowl, clover motif
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