Close

Scott Parrish's Profile

About

For nearly his entire life, Scott has been involved with one form of art or another. From his early interest in music and guitar to his lathe work with exotic hardwoods and his current obsession with glass, Scott has always strived to express his own unique style and voice through his art.

Scott's first formal training was in design and art while attending the School of Architecture at Washington State University in the late 1980's. While there, he gained an appreciation of artists such as Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh which led to his current fascination with the art of Jackson Pollock, whose influence can be seen in Scott's current work.

After leaving college, Scott moved to Portland, Oregon where he graduated from culinary school and worked as a pastry chef for several years before moving to Guam to fulfill his…

Read more

  • Male
  • Born on May 2
  • Joined September 14, 2007

Favorite materials

Glass

Shop

About

For nearly his entire life, Scott has been involved with one form of art or another. From his early interest in music and guitar to his lathe work with exotic hardwoods and his current obsession with glass, Scott has always strived to express his own unique style and voice through his art.

Scott's first formal training was in design and art while attending the School of Architecture at Washington State University in the late 1980's. While there, he gained an appreciation of artists such as Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh which led to his current fascination with the art of Jackson Pollock, whose influence can be seen in Scott's current work.

After leaving college, Scott moved to Portland, Oregon where he graduated from culinary school and worked as a pastry chef for several years before moving to Guam to fulfill his dream of living on a tropical island. While there, Scott spent as much time in the water as possible, falling in love with the beauty and tranquility of scuba diving. Scott eventually found his way back to his home town of Olympia, Washington where he lives today with his dog Nikki. In 2005, Scott realized another of his life long dreams when he left his job to pursue his artwork fulltime.

Scott started working with glass in May of 2002 after reading several books and watching videos he got from his local library. He was instantly hooked, and just a few months later, Scott traveled to Eugene, Oregon to study privately with master bead artist Jim Smircich.

Scott's current work expresses his love for abstract art and organic forms. Many of his beads today mimic natural gemstones such as malachite, jaspers and opals. Others showcase layers of color and texture to create the chaotic simplicity he strives for in his designs.

Today, Scott can usually be found either working or teaching in his home studio in Olympia, Washington. Be sure to call on him if you're ever in the area, as Scott is always enthusiastic to show his work and demonstrate the art of lampworking.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?