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Scott, Henrietta & Jeff — Highland Raku Studio

Columbia, KY


raku pottery vessels

Originally from Louisville, Henrietta Scott’s mother was well-known commercial artist Sara Roush, founder of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. Henrietta earned a degree in ceramics and printmaking from Eastern Kentucky University and then a Masters from Western Kentucky University. She and her husband Jeff met in college and went on to teach in Lee County and then for 30 years in Adair County where they now live.


Henrietta has the honor of being the first recipient of the Governor’s Award for Education in the Arts. Jeff, who taught high school History, was a principal, woodworker and then a potter, and continues to work with student teachers at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. Henrietta also teaches studio art and art education at Campbellsville University.


Together Henrietta and Jeff make pottery with a focus on the clay surface using Raku firing and Horsehair techniques. Henrietta hand builds pottery and Jeff creates pottery forms on the wheel with Henrietta decorating them with drawings of horses. Having always ridden and raised horses – these drawings on the white Raku clay body stand out vividly.


Works by Henrietta and Jeff Scott can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.