2020 Calendar

December 30  - February 2 Hold On! Demitasse to Tumblers

Handmade drinking vessels from the petite demitasse to the taller tumbler are features this month at Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Featuring the Ceramic Guild


February 3 – March 1 Temptations

Enticing forms—from plates to platters—for serving your Valentine’s Day delectables. Patrons also have the chance to win a handmade ceramic work as part of our annual customer appreciation raffle. In conjunction with the Art League Gallery’s Patrons Show on February 16. Featuring the Kiln Club


March 2 – March 29 Alluring Vessels

Vessels in a variety of forms—bowls, vases, sculptures—are certain to allure you with their charm, whimsy, and functionality. In conjunction with Cherry Blossom Week, many works will feature the cherry-blossoms motif that heralds spring. Featuring the Ceramic Guild


March 30 – May 3 Celebrating Diversity

Diversity in ceramics takes many forms: the type of clay; forming methods from wheel-thrown to hand-built or slip-cast; decorating techniques as varied as sgraffito, underglaze painting, and slip trailing; to a dramatic range of glazing and firing methods. Both functional and sculptural forms are presented in this exhibit featuring the Kiln Club.


May 4 – May 31 Atmospheres: Gas, Salt, Wood and Soda

Scope artists use a variety of firing techniques to create their ceramic art. Each technique offers its own beauty, challenges, and surprises. This show will demonstrate the differences that gas-, salt-, wood-, soda-. -and raku firings bring to a given work. Featuring the Ceramic Guild.


June 1 – June 28 Imagery and Illustration

Both sculptural and functional artists use original, time-tested, and experimental methods of conveying natural, figurative, and abstract designs on the surface of the clay. This show presents illustrative techniques in the medium of clay. Presented in conjunction with the Art League Gallery’s Tabletop Show on June 15. Featuring the Kiln Club.


June 29 – August 2 Red, White and Blue

To celebrate July and Independence Day, the artists at Scope Gallery have created unique improvisations on the theme of  red, white, and blue. Featuring the Ceramic Guild


August 3 – August 30 Creatures: Real and Imagined

Chickens and dragons and flying fish—oh my! A menageries of beasts will be featured in this month-long zoo of a gallery all month. Featuring the Kiln Club


August 31 –September 27 KaleidoSCOPE

KaleidoSCOPE: Diversity is the beauty of Scope Gallery: individual talents that, like facets in a kaleidoscope, combine in dazzling patterns with each new month. From shimmering crystalline-glazed platters to sculptural forms with abstract or animal personalities, Scope Gallery is an ever-changing display of ceramic gems. Featuring the Kiln Club


September 28 – November 1 Function Fest

From a comfortable handle on a mug, a butter dish that’s just the right size for that quarter- pound stick, or the just-right-size salt- and pepper shaker, the precision of true function inspires the ceramic objects in our October show. Featuring the Ceramic Guild


November 2 – November 29 Gather Round

Enliven your Thanksgiving table with handmade serving pieces from some of the area’s most accomplished artists. Find bowls designed with five pounds of mashed potatoes in mind or a platter for that smoked turkey breast—each dish or gravy boat or set of cups will bring the  handmade work of a local craft person into your home. Featuring the Kiln Club


November 30 – January 3 Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Add flair to the forthcoming holidays, find new lovelies to lavish upon the holiday table or tree, or discover one-of-a-kind gifts for the one-of-a-kind people on your holiday list. Featuring the Ceramic Guild



Scope Gallery

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.

Ground Floor, Studio 19

Alexandria, Va 22314.

Phone: 703-548-6288


10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Check the Torpedo Factory website for early closings for private events at www.torpedofactory.org/todays-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. See calendar page for 2017 gallery schedule.