Sam Scott received a BFA from the University of Washington and has been teaching ceramics for several decades. Working predominately in porcelain, Sam does brushwork on white glossy glaze, and is currently exploring dripping, pouring, and spattering techniques with matte glaze.
He has given many workshops and taught at several schools including the University of Washington, Everett Community College, and presently at Shoreline Community College. His work has been featured in “Ceramics Monthly”, “Clay Times Magazine”, and Robin Hopper’s book, “Making Marks”. He has had many gallery shows, most notably at the Bellevue Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Whatcom Museum of History and Art. His work is also included in national and international collections.
Of his work, he writes, “My forms are defined by functional simplicity and the white surface of each piece is decorated with abstract designs in blues, browns, and grays. I am also exploring the contrast of the white porcelain surface with a matte black glaze. The development of this glaze has allowed me to explore new forms of decoration on the clay surface. Along with the white/black contrast, I am using a matte/glossy contrast, in techniques of dripping, pouring, and spattering. This new work is vastly different than my traditional approach of brushwork on the white glossy surface. As a potter, clay directs and influences my lifestyle. Subsequently, the synthesis of clay, artist, and individual is my philosophical approach.”
Past Featured Ceramic Artists:
Mike Jabbur (July 2012)
Jen Allen (June 2012)
Nicholas Bivins (May 2012)
Eric Jensen (April 2012)
Posey Bacopoulos (March 2012)
Emily Schroeder (February 2012)
Delores Fortuna (January 2012)
Kate Biderbost (December 2011)
Alison Reintjes (October 2011)
Tara Wilson (September 2011)
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