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Potter / Instructor:

I am primarily a functional potter. I work predominantly in porcelain, although not from a traditional perspective. My forms are defined by functional simplicity—the white surface of each piece is decorated with abstract designs in blues, browns, and grays. I am currently exploring the contrast of the white porcelain surface with a matte black glaze. As a potter, clay directs and influences my lifestyle. Thus, the synthesis of clay, artist, and individual is my philosophical approach.


Education:

Degree

College

Graduated

     Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha of University of Washington

June 1975

 

     B.F.A.

     A.A.S.

University of Washington

Shoreline Community College

June 1975

June 1972

 

     Awards

Lambda Rho Alumni Memorial Scholarship

1974–1975

 

 

 

 

Memberships:

     Northwest Designer Craftsmen

     Washington Potters Association


Teaching Positions:

School

Year(s)

 

Shoreline Community College

1990–Present

 

Shoreline Community College, Shoreline Clay Club Demonstration Workshop

May 2005

 

Washington Potter’s Association, Pottery Northwest (Seattle, WA) Slide Presentation and Panel Discussion

Apr 2005

 

Gene Nastri School of Art, Workshop

Apr 2000

 

Edmonds–Woodway High School, Artist in Residence

May 1999

 

Snohomish County Crafts Guild Workshop

1985

 

University of Washington Workshop, Spring Qtr

1983

 

Snohomish County Crafts Guild Workshop

1980

 

Pacific Lutheran University Workshop

1979

 

Lower Columbia Community College Workshop, Summer Qtr

1978

 

Highline Community College Workshop, Winter Qtr

1978

 

University of Washington, Summer Qtr

1977

 

Everett Community College

1975–1998

 

Sammamish High School

1974–1975


Juror Positions:

Event

Location

Year

 

Edmonds Art Festival, Craft & Artisan Work

Edmonds

1996

 

Shoreline Arts Festival

Shoreline

1995

 

Arts of the Terrace, Craft & Sculpture

Mountlake Terrace

1992

 

Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair

Bellevue

1982

 

University District Street Fair

Seattle

1981


 Gallery

 Gallery

 Location

Representation:

Chuckanut Bay Gallery

Bellingham, WA

 

Earthenworks Gallery

La Conner, WA

 

Earthenworks Gallery

Port Townsend, WA

 

Earthworks Gallery

Yachats, OR

 

Gallery North

Edmonds, WA

 

Gaskill/Olson Gallery

Langley, WA

 

KOBO

Seattle, WA

 

Northwest Craft Center

Seattle, WA

 

The Art Stop

Tacoma, WA


Juried Exhibitions:

Event

Year(s)

 

        Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, “Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50”

        Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, “Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50”

        Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Craft Bi-Annual—“A Review of NW Arts & Crafts” (Portland, OR)

Oct 2005

 

Jun–Oct 2004

 

Aug 2003

 

        Cedar Creek Gallery, “National Teapot Show V” (Creedmore, NC)

June 2002

 

        Smithsonian Institution Museum Gallery Shop, “NW Artists Show”

1993

 

        Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds Jury Accepted

1973, 1974, 1976–1981, 1983–2003.

 

        PNW Arts & Crafts Fair, Bellevue Jury Accepted

1975, 1977–1981

 

        NWCC Exhibition, Henry Gallery Jury Accepted

1973, 1977


Awards:

Art Form

Event

Year

 

Black & White Bottleneck Vase

Arts of the Terrace 2nd Place, $125

2004

 

Porcelain Tea Set

Shoreline Arts Festival 1st Place, $100

1998

 

Raku Vase, “Copper Landscape”

Edmonds Arts Festival Award, $100

1998

 

Black & Red Deco Vase

Arts of the Terrace, 1st Place, $100

1996

 

Tea Set

Shoreline Arts Festival, 1st Place, $100

1994

 

Variation on a Cylinder

Shoreline Arts Council, 3rd Place, $50

1993

 

Black Vessel with Handles

Edmonds Arts Festival (EAF) Award, $100

1993

 

Black, White & Green Vase

EAF Award, $50

1992

 

Large Porcelain Bowl

EAF Award, $100

1988

 

Large Porcelain Bowl

EAF Award, $50

1986

 

Large Porcelain Vase

EAF Award, $100

1983

 

Porcelain Vase

EAF Award, $50

1980

 

Canister Set

EAF Award, $100

1978

 

Stoneware Jar

EAF Award, $50

1977

 

Porcelain Plate

Old Milltown Merchants Assoc., $150

1977

 

Porcelain Plate

EAF Purchase Award, $200

1977


Permanent Collections:

Collection

Year

 

     President Bill Clinton, The White House in Washington, D.C.

1995

 

     Edmonds Collection to Hekinan, Japan for the Hekinan Cultural Association (Hekinan, Japan)

1991

 

     Edmonds Arts Festival Purchase Award Collection at the Francis Anderson Art Center

1977


Solo Gallery Exhibitions:

Gallery

Location

Year

 

Eastshore Gallery

Bellevue, WA

2003

 

Gallery North

Edmonds, WA

2000

 

White Dove Gallery

Tacoma, WA

1993

 

Childers/Proctor Gallery

Langley, WA

1991

 

Earthenworks Gallery

Port Townsend, WA

1989

 

Earthenworks Gallery

Port Townsend, WA

1987

 

Edmonds Art Festival Museum

Edmonds, WA

1987

 

Contemporary Crafts Gallery

Portland, OR

1985

 

Earthenworks Gallery

Port Townsend, WA

1984

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1983

 

Northlight Gallery

Everett Community College, WA

1982

 

Earthenworks Gallery

La Conner, WA

1982

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1982

 

Real Mother Goose Gallery

Portland, OR

1981

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1981

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1980

 

Gallery of Fine Woodworking

Seattle, WA

1980

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1979

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1978

 

GoodYears Gallery

Edmonds, WA

1977

 

Northwest Craft Center

Seattle, WA

1977

 

Panaca Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1976

 

GoodYears Gallery

Edmonds, WA

1975

 

Northwest Craft Center

Seattle, WA

1975

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1975

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1974

 

Gail Chase Gallery

Bellevue, WA

1973


Group Gallery Exhibitions:

Gallery

Location

Year

 

Gallery North (Celebrate the Crafts)

Edmonds, WA

2002

 

Snohomish County Arts Council

Everett, WA

1992

 

Bellevue Art Museum

Bellevue, WA

1990

 

Janet Houston Gallery Teapot Invitational

La Conner, WA

1990

 

Art Center Ceramics Invitational

Everett, WA

1989

 

North Central Washington Museum

Ellensberg, WA

1988

 

Bellevue Art Museum, “10-40 Invitational Show”

Bellevue, WA

1986

 

JCPenney Northgate Opening

Seattle, WA

1985

 

Western Washington State University

Bellingham, WA

1984

 

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

1983

 

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery

Bainbridge, WA

1981

 

Bellevue Art Museum, “Crafts 1978 Invitational”

Bellevue, WA

1978

 

Hoffman Gallery

Portland, OR

1976


Washington Potter’s Association Exhibitions:

Gallery

 

Location

Year

N.W. Craft Center, “One on One, National Invitational Pottery Exhibition”

Seattle, WA

1992

 

Boulder Colorado Show

Boulder, CO

1991

 

N.W. Craft Center

Seattle, WA

1991

 

N.W. Craft Center “National Claylines”

Seattle, WA

1989


Benefit Auctions:

Fund Raiser

Year

 

Pratt 20th Annual Art Auction

May 2002

 

Poncho Invitational Fine Art Auction

April 2002, 2005

 

Art that Works Auction, NW AIDS Foundation

May 2000


Publications & Reviews:

Publication

Date

Topic

 

500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace (Editor: Suzanne Tourtillott, Lark Books)

2005

One piece is included on p. 90; mentioned in “Introduction” on p. 6: “In fact, this book has a large selection of work devoted to decorative technique, a range exemplified by the exuberant low-fired majolica overglaze by Farraday Newsome, as well as the restrained Japanese brushwork on high-fired porcelain by Sam Scott.”

 

Making Marks, by Robin Hopper (book)

2004

Two pieces are included in the book as examples of decoration techniques

 

Catalog from Whatcom Museum

6/2004

The Whatcom Museum’s Show, “Looking forward, Glancing back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50”

 

Ceramics Monthly

6/2003

Photo and review of Jan 2003 show at the Eastshore Gallery in Bellevue, WA (p. 22)

 

Clay Times (magazine)

9/2002

Story about Sam’s work and lifestyle as a potter for 33 years (cover story, pp. 48–51)

 

Bon Appetite (magazine)

2/96

Pottery featured in article

 

Seattle Pottery Supply (SPS) Calendar

2/95

Photo

 

SPS Calendar

7/94

Photo

 

Edmonds Enterprise

6/10/93

Vol. VII, No. 17

 

Everett Herald

5/1/92

Review of NWDC Show at Everett Arts Center Gallery: “The ceramic vessel produced on the potters wheel is a staple for many of Northwest Designer Craftsman production artists such as the tea service by Everett Community College ceramics instructor, Sam Scott” (by Ron Glowen)

 

Edmonds Enterprise

1/29/92

Pg 9, Vol. VI, No. 7

 

Edmonds Enterprise

8/29/91

Review of Collection of Art from Edmonds to Hekinan, Japan

 

N.W. Designer Craftsman Show Catalog

7/90

Bellevue Art Museum Show

 

Ceramics Monthly

6/90

Review of Washington Potters Association Show at NWCC: “The 1960s were a high water mark for pottery in Seattle...since then former students of U.W. chairman emeritus, Robert Sperry, such as Gerald Newcomb, Regnor Reinholdtsen and Sam Scott, have continued to build and refine their art” (by Mathew Kangus, pp. 86–87)

 

N.W. Designer Craftsman Show Catalog

3/90

NW Designer Craftsman Bellevue Art Museum Show, p. 13–15

 

Seattle Post Intelligencer

5/25/89

What’s Happening Section, p. 15, Featured Article

 

Everett Herald

5/4/89

Key Section, p. 4, Snohomish Art Council Show

 

Washington Magazine

7/86

Photo of Canister Set, p. 140

 

Everett Herald

1/82

Photo from Everett Community College Show, Section C, p. 6

 

Everett Herald

1/17/82

Venture Section, Feature Article

 

Everett Herald

4/16/81

Review of Show at Shoreline Community College

 

Edmonds Enterprise

6/6/79

Featured Article

 

Everett Herald

12/7/78

Bellevue Art Museum Show Review

 

The Seattle Times

11/12/78

Bellevue Art Museum Show Review

 

By Hand (magazine)

7/78

Front Cover Photo

 

Edmonds Enterprise

6/21/78

Photo

 

Everett Herald

6/17/77

Photo, Arts & Entertainment Section

 

The Seattle Times

10/1/76

Northwest Craft Center Show Review: “Elena Canavier, Crafts coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts, is in Seattle to see exhibits in galleries all over town celebrating crafts week. She said she was ‘wowed’ by the excellence of the craftsmanship in the area. ‘I was astonished to see so much work of such fine quality’…she also loved the concentration on fine ware pottery, singling out for praise, pieces by Sam Scott, on display at the NW Craft Center” (by Deloris Tarzan)

 

The Seattle Times

6/22/76

Gail Chase Gallery Show Review

 

The Seattle Times

3/21/75

Northwest Craft Center Show: “Scott appears to throw with ease, turning out huge jars and lidded pots with loose, splashing, Japanese designs, suggesting leaves of bamboo, or wave forms” (by Deloris Tarzan)

 

U.W. Daily

5/20/74

Review of Undergraduate Show

 

U.W. Undergraduate Show Catalog

3/17/74

U.W. Undergraduate Show, Henry Gallery

 

N.W. Craftsmen Exhibition Catalog

2/17/73

N.W. Craftsmen Exhibition, Henry Gallery

 

Ceramics Monthly

11/73

Show Review at Hoffman Gallery in Portland, OR

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