Environmentally Aware

Ceramic artists show their support of the environment in a multitude of ways. From decisions made in the studio on the recycling of clay, type of clay body to use or which firing method will best fit their vision. Others honor the environment by interpreting the natural world in their work bringing to life an object that the viewer/user will appreciate and enjoy.

In recognition of Earth Day 2021—fifty-one years of mindful reconsideration of our stewardship of the planet—a percentage of April’s sales from Scope Gallery will be donated to Potomac Riverkeeper Network. Isn’t it time to switch from the paper and Styrofoam plates, bowls, and cups and support the environment this month by choosing handmade ceramic items for your table? Featuring the Ceramic Guild.

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network works to protect the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries. We stop pollution to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment. Our work spans the entire almost 15,000 square mile watershed which flows through four states (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia into the Chesapeake Bay. PRKN’s programs, activities, and campaigns benefit all of the almost 6 million residents of the Potomac watershed by improving the quality of water they drink, recreate on and in, and use in their daily lives.

The “Environmentally Aware” show at Scope Gallery runs March 31-April 25, 2021. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 am till 5:30 pm. Please check torpedofactory.org or scopegallery.org for any changes to scheduled opening times. In response to Covid19 the Torpedo Factory will be requiring that face masks be worn while in the building. Scope Gallery will limit the amount of customers in the gallery to ten at a time and will have hand sanitizer available. The gallery is located at 105 North Union Street, ground floor, Studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. 22314