Whether roses are red or violets are blue, one-of-a kind art proves your love true.

Cupid is cleverly armed with clay as he provides sweet somethings and thoughtful treasures made by artists di amore´ at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Scope Gallery.

Stop milking the chocolates, give the blossoms a break and lose the lacy lingerie for the more tangible gift of commitment in clay. Sentimental ceramic gifts, unique and handmade can be paired with the sugary side of life.

Cake plates present the layers of love for years to come. Pairings of cream pitchers and sugar jars present complimentary containers for Honey. An assortment of vases for buds, ikebana-style vessels, crystalline-glazed silhouettes and smoked and singed forms will simply suit Punkin’s style. Ring holders crade something sentimental for Snookums and trinket boxes hold jewelry and keepsakes for Cutie-pie.

Lidded jars and dishes with fluted, ruffled and sweeping rims embody the sweetness of a romantic moment as well as artistically centerpiecing bon bons, truffles, almond bark, peanut brittle and gummy bears for Cuddles.

If Pooky loves angels, animals and lives it large, heartfelt sculptural figural and animalistic creations exude charm. Be godlike when bringing home an angel candleholder or express something warm and fuzzy with a furry friend, equine companion or lovey dove.

Whether roses are red or violets are blue, one-of-a kind art proves your love true.

The Ceramic Guild show at Scope Gallery runs February 5 to March 1; hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 105 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria, VA. 22314. For further information, call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288, visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope and ‘Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’ on Facebook


The Ceramic Guild is an organization of over 40 juried Washington D.C. area artists working in the clay medium. Organization members exhibit themed shows every other month at the artist-run cooperative Scope Gallery in Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center. Visit The Ceramic Guild at Scope Gallery on Facebook.

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