BiographyBorn in Kansas City, MO, Adam Scoggin grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. He received a BA in English Literature from the College of Idaho and an MA in Counseling from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1970-1978 he lived and developed his clay work in Alturas, CA. He continued his work in LaGrande, OR. From 1981-1987 he belonged to an artist cooperative, A Fine Line, in Pullman, WA. Moving to Tucson, AZ, he continued his work from 1987-1992. In 1993, he established his studio, Blue Heron Pottery, in Cheney, WA.
Scoggin studied at the Pond Farm summer workshops founded by Marguerite Wildenhain from 1975-1977. Inspired by that experience, he spent 40 days in Denmark traveling and learning from ceramicists in that country. He has exhibited pottery in various venues in the western United States. Scoggin says of his work: “My love for art grew when I got my hands into clay…it’s so rewarding and so humbling. I can create a beautiful piece, but can lose it through the quality of the glaze or in the firing.”
Source of Biographywww.blueheronpottery.com; Ripples: Marguerite Wildenhain and her Pond Farm Students. Curated by Billie Sessions. San Bernardino, CA: California State University, 2002; Pond Farm Collection: Works of Art Created by Students Who Studied with Marguerite Wildenhain at her Pond Farm Studio. Text by Jane Kemp. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2003