Scott Bennett Bio

Scott received a Masters of Fine Art in Ceramics at Ohio State University in 1989. He stayed in Columbus, Ohio after school, and was a prototype designer for Bath and Body Works and White Barn Candle Company for 7 years. He won the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1998. He also exhibited his ceramic sculpture at galleries, museums, and art centers around the country. 

In 2004 Scott moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he opened Red Dot Gallery with his new gal, Dori. He continues to exhibit his work nationally, and won the Alabama Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in 2011. In 2012 he became the director of the Alabama Craft Council and is currently the director of the Alabama Clay Conference. He is also a current member of Ceramic Monthly Magazine's advisory board. 

Scott Bennett CV

Born 1962, Moundsville, West Virginia - Lives in Birmingham, Alabama

1980-81         Glenville State College, West Virginia
1984              West Liberty State College, BS
1986              MA in Ceramics, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
1989              MFA in Ceramics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Selected Exhibitions

2014              Souvenirs From The Future, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
2012              Power Flower, Chris Gryder/ Scott Bennett Design Collaboration: The Kiln Studio, Fairhope, AL
                      External Views, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
                      Lasting Impression, Collaborative Installation with Chris Gryder Spain Rehab Center, Birmingham, AL
                      Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2011               3 + 3 Exhibition, Space 301, Mobile, AL
                      Hot Tea, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010              STEEP: Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham, AL
                      Hot Now – Chris Gryder/ Scott Bennett Design Collaboration: The Kiln Studio, Fairhope, AL
                      The Flower Show: Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham, AL
                      Hot Tea: 12th Annual Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2008              Infusion: 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2007              Alabama Originals: Expanding Perspectives, Alabama Artist Gallery, Montgomery, AL
                      The Grammar of Ornament, Sherrie Gallery, Columbus, OH
                      Alabama: Nature, Industry, Art, Julie Collins Smith Museum, Auburn, AL
                      NCECA Clay National, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
                      Bourbon Bottles in the Bluegrass, Louisville Stoneware, Louisville, KY
                      National Juried Woodfired Exhibit, Thrown Together Clay Center, Louisville, KY
2006              Between Form and Function, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
                      Ohr Rising: Gulf States Juried Exhibition, Gulfport, MS
                      Comtemporary Alabama, Alabama Council on the Arts Gallery, Montgomery, AL
                      Just A Head: A Survey of Ceramic Heads, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
                      100 Teapots, The Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005              Many Splendored Things, Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham, AL
                      Blue Plate Special, Chester Springs Studio Gallery, Chester Springs, PA
                      Visions In Clay, University of The Pacific, Stockton, CA
                      Beyond Dolls, The Dairy Barn, Athens , OH
2004              Amaco/ NCECA exhibit, Indianapolis, IN
                      Teapots a Go-Go 2, Mudfire Studios, Atlanta, GA
2003              Figures of Speech, The Ohio State University Mairon Campus, Marion, Ohio
                      Wall Works, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2002              Tastefully Tawdry, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                      Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
                      Show Us Your Undies, OXOXO Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ, Baltimore, MD Gemantics, Carnegie Art Center, Leavenworth, KSHumble Origins,                                             Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH
2001              NCECA Clay National, Winthrop University Glalery, Rockhill, SC
                      Baltimore 25, ACC Anniversary Exhibit, Baltimore, MD
2000              New Artists in Craft, Charles Wustum Museum of Art , Racine, WI
                      Evolution of the Common Cup, Hall of Fine Arts Gallery, West Liberty, WV
                      Earth and Mystic, Dublin Arts Council Gallery, Dublin, OH
1999              Pacific Tides, Lancaster, PA
                      New Work: Julie Byrne, Scott Bennett, Waldo's, Columbus,OH
1991              NCECA Clay National, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1989              Scott Bennett: Sculpture, Burke Gallery, Denison University, Granville, OH
                      Art As Play, Pearl Conard Galery, Ohio State University-Mansfield, Mansfield, OH
1987              Works on Walls, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
                      Works off Walls, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
1985              Works off Walls, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV 

2009              500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
2007              Image Transfers on Clay, Lark Books
2004              500 Cups, Lark Books
2003              Craft On Craft by Glen Brown, January Ceramics Monthly