As one of the original medium-specific cornerstone galleries of the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the waterfront of historic Old Town Alexandria, Scope Gallery has been providing visitors with the highest quality of clay art work since 1974.

The gallery provides a vast array of ceramics including functional artisan high-fire pottery, sculptural forms and decorative vessels. More than 30 local Washington-area artists exhibit at Scope, representing more than a dozen international regions and countries, resulting in a depth and blend of diverse forms seen nowhere else. Each artist personalizes his or her art form and technique, affording visitors the opportunity to examine endless possibilities in clay and more specific aspects of glazing, firing, construction and decorating techniques.

This premiere gallery offers examples of crystalline glazing, salt, raku and wood-fired vessels and pit and horse-hair pottery. Scope invites award-winning, nationally-known experts in the industry to jury shows, maintaining a creative cutting edge.

Scope is dynamic, continually introducing artists throughout the year, offering new work featuring an assortment of artists tuned to rotating monthly themes. Returning customers enjoy the “freshness” of displays in an engaging atmosphere, encouraging visitors to exchange ideas with creative professionals, enriching an understanding of the clay medium.

For more information about our artists and their work, visit the Scope Gallery website at, like us on Facebook at ‘Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’ and follow @ScopeGallery on Twitter. We look forward to seeing you survey and shop our pots!


andrews raku vessel

Bev Andrews

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Lorraine Colson

Porcelain Crystalline PlatterEmail:

Christine Coyle

BirdhouseArtist WebsiteEmail:
dinklemeyer tea cup

Jennifer Dinkelmeyer

Porcelain Teacup and SaucerEmail:

Donna Downing

Arlington HorseEmail:
gotterdam platter

Barbara Gatterdam

Stoneware PlatterEmail:
Griffith Tso.TracieEDIT

Tracie Griffith Tso

Brushpainted Bunny Nesting DishesArtist WebsiteArtist ProfileEmail:
hintze jar

Norma Hintze

Crystalline Blue JarArtist ProfileEmail:

Martin Karcher

Leaf VaseEmail:
levin raku

Klaudia Levin

Naked Raku Vessel — PorcelainArtist WebsiteArtist ProfileEmail:

Christine Moerenhout-Hubloue

CENTERPIECE and THE CHOIR(Handbuild Stoneware)Email:

Laura Nichols

Sticks and Stoneware( Stoneware)Artist WebsiteEmail:
ratliff porcelain vessel

Yoshiko Ratliff

Smoky Gold Crystalline Vessel(Porcelain)Artist WebsiteArtist ProfileEmail:

Peggy Reichard

Fox in PaisleyArtist WebsiteEmail:

Heidi Schramm

Raku Basket, Driftwood and Waxed LinenEmail:
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Enid Sport-Stewart

Porcelain Nested Dish Set with Gold InteriorEmail:
Jeff. Watson

Jeff Watson

Oribe Ikebana VaseEmail:
zelst horsehair vessel

Mia van Zelst

Horsehair VesselEmail:
Suan Ying,

Suan Ying

Serving Bowl with Incised Flower MotifEmail:

Elizabeth Greene

Celadon VaseArtist WebsiteEmail:

Shirley Gromen

Breaking the SurfaceArtist WebsiteEmail:

Carol Tripp Martens

Blow Your Own HornArtist WebsiteEmail:
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Trinka Roeckelein

Bunny and BirdArtist WebsiteEmail:

Kanika Sircar

UNSCRIPTED, stoneware boxArtist WebsiteEmail:

Bikki Stricker

Crystalline Tea SetArtist WebsiteEmail:

Eileen Egan

Wood-fired pitcher, 2015Artist WebsiteEmail:
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