Lara Scobie’s current work is predominantly concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern. This is explored through the cohesive integration of drawing, surface mark making and volume. She is equally interested in the space that surrounds pattern as much as the hue and texture of the decorated surface. This theme has been developed further within her ‘Tilted Bowls’ that articulate the symbiotic relationship between pattern and form.
Surface patterns and colour observed in botanical life enable Lara to explore her love of colour and abstract pattern making. Of the many artists that have influenced Lara she particularly cites Matisse, Miro and Lucien Day.
Lara studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts in London and has a Post Graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. She has been making ceramics for over 20 years and throughout her career has exhibited extensively with work in both private and public collections. Lara lectures part-time at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee.