What inspires a ceramic artist when creating a work? It might be a wren nesting outside a kitchen window, color and brush strokes in a painting by Picasso, a favorite song, or flowers in the garden that sparks the imagination and helps inspire a form and its surface treatment.


Terry Young’s, Beatles’ House, uses lyrics “oh-blah-di oh-brah-da life goes on...” and “All you need is love....” faintly scratched on the walls of her work to convey how being confined to home during COVID-19 felt restricted but the optimistic Beatles’ words on life and love kept her looking forward.


Come see what inspires our artists this month at Scope Gallery. With the Kiln Club.


The “Inspirations” show at Scope Gallery runs August 29 - October 2, 2022. Hours are Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Please check or for any changes to scheduled opening times. The gallery is located at 105 North Union Street, ground floor, Studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. 22314



Inspirations August 29 - October 2, 2022



Scope Gallery

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.

Ground Floor, Studio 19

Alexandria, Va 22314

Phone: 703-548-6288


11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday


Check the Torpedo Factory website for any changes to the building open hours.

Scope Gallery is a cooperative gallery shared by two of the oldest ceramic organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. The Kiln Club and the Ceramic Guild alternate months in this shared space.