Klaudia Levin

The Kiln Club of Washington, D.C. was organized in 1946 with a membership of seventeen. The original group was drawn from working artists and advanced ceramic class students taught by Ollie Palmer Long at Friendship Settlement House in Southeast Washington.


From 1950 through 1965, the Kiln Club organized, first annually, then biennially, the International Ceramic Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The shows were in three sections: regional, invitational and international. It gave many a first look at the work of national and international ceramists.


Since 1974 the main exhibition site for work by Juried Members of the Kiln Club is Scope Gallery.

Learn more about the Kiln Club at

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. 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.