Bobby Scroggins・ Clay
As a practicing artist, Bobby Scroggins has served as professor of ceramics and sculpture at The University of Kentucky since 1990. He also has been chairman of Visual Arts for The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. His works have been in major exhibitions and collections throughout The United States and abroad. He has received several awards and commissions, and has held visiting artist residencies in Europe, and China.
“My artistic career has spanned a period of over thirty years. Such a proclamation would normally be made by a person many years my senior. The fact is that at a very young age I became involved in a pursuit of the lofty goal of becoming highly skilled, and famous sculptor…A creator of rare, beautiful, and thought provoking objects…An innovator. Over the years some parts of that dream have been realized. Needless to say, others are still in the balance. Although my work continues to evolve in new directions I still find it necessary to re-visit styles, techniques, and ideas from the past. Of course, this means that for me, a series of work is never completed. Every time I return to a previous style or technique I address it with a greater degree of experience and maturity.”