Scotchie received her M.F.A. in 1985 from the prestigious Alfred University School of Ceramics in New York. Presently, she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of South Carolina. Her works have appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally at such notable places as The American Craft Museum in New York and the Butler Institute of Art in Maine. At the present time her work is part of a traveling exhibition called Domestic Abstractions. Her works included in this traveling exhibition were created during a recent artist?s residency at the Studio Art Center in Florence, Italy. The exhibition has already been to Florida, South Carolina and Chicago and it will continue traveling through the year 2001 to the Lamar Dodd Art Center in Georgia, the Everson Museum in New York, the Zanesville Art Center in Ohio and The Rowe Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina.