Jeffrey and Henrietta Scott own and operate a Gallery and Studio in Columbia, Ky. They are both retired teachers. Henrietta taught art for 30 years in Adair County. In 1986, she received the Governor’s Award in the Arts for art education. Jeffrey was principal and teacher at Adair County High School.
They have attended workshops in Raku at Arrowmont School for Crafts and Appalachian School for Arts and Crafts. Since retirement, their Raku fired pottery has been juried into the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and Kentucky Crafted/ The Market.
Jeffrey and Henrietta Scott produce several types of raku fired pottery. These include pieces with applied stains and oxides under clear glazes. Many times, leaves and other organic forms are used as stencils to accent the work. Another approach to raku includes the use of hand painted horse designs and the use of horsehair to form spectacular lines to highlight the work. A final artistic form that is used by Highland Raku Studio is the production of handmade tiles that carry a horse sculpture in relief. These are smoke fired or have applied horsehair. The tiles are then placed on a strip of wood and are made to be hung on the wall.
See more of Henrietta and Jeffrey's work on their website. You can also find some of their beautiful pieces in our gallery, located at 116 N. Broadway Berea, KY.