Selected Work

The 26th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition
3/15/2023 - 3/17/2023
Professor Bobby Scroggins
Professor Bobby Scroggins, is a multi-discipline artist, writer, and musician. He has served as professor of ceramics and sculpture at The University of Kentucky since 1990. Scroggins studied sculpture and ceramics at The Kansas City Art Institute where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976. He received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in the field of sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1980 where he was a University and Ford Foundation Fellow. Since then, his works have received numerous awards such as first place purchase award in The Atlanta Life Insurance Companys National Art Competition. Scroggins ceramic vessels and mixed media sculptures have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and in parts of Europe and China. He taught and served as chair of sculpture and ceramics in the Visual art division of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts from 1999-2018. He was also a founding faculty member at The Northwest Academy of Arts at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. His “Mediaramic” sculptures have been featured in books such as Contemporary Ceramics and The Craft and Art of Clay, both by Susan Peterson. His “Fertility Vessels” and “Mediaramic” sculptures are also featured in a newly published book titled Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists By Chotsani Dean and Donald Clark. In 2012 he was invited to be the visiting artist at The Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, Peoples Republic of China where he had a solo exhibition featuring his ceramic “Fertility Vessels”. While in China he was a featured visiting artist at Shanghai University. In 2013 he was commissioned to create two heroic scale bronze busts of Generals Benjamin O. Davis and Noel Parrish of U.S. Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airmen fame. The sculptures were on permanent display at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky for several years. Most recently, he was a featured artist at the WorldStoke International Woodfire Conference in Sacramento, California.
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St
Room 263-264
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Image Title Student Teacher School
The Spring after Death  Natasha B   Adams, Corine Falmouth High School - Falmouth, MA 
Chicken Ramen  Shamara O   Wright, Matthew Lubbock H S - Lubbock, TX 
The weight of our sins  Mimi L   Burnham, Amy Lake Oswego High School - Lake Oswego, OR 
Burger Time  Casen J   Brucker, Ann Mosaic Arts Loft - Sherwood, OR 
Growing Into a Place of Light  Maeve M   Lips, Jason Pembroke Hill School - Kansas City, MO 
Not My Fault  Maria B   Olmstead, Katrina Kearney Senior HS - Kearney, NE 
It Will Fall  Megan M   Slentz, Sierra Las Vegas Academy - Las Vegas, NV 
Weller the Dog  Kennedy H   Biddle, Marko Kentucky Country Day School - Louisville, KY 
Vase  Morgan L   Sly, Nancy Hazel Park High School - Hazel Park, MI 
Demeter  Jenna M   Olmstead, Katrina Kearney Senior HS - Kearney, NE