"I love to take glass in its molten form and make something that's ornamental but also useful. If you've got the skills, the possibilities are endless. And the element of danger is pretty appealing, I have to admit."
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Scott Novota is a glass artist located in Pensacola, FL. He uses ancient techniques to create original designs in hand-blown vases, bowls, sculptures, lighting and other works.
Scott's interest in glass first began out of college when he started modifying old wine bottles to suit whatever need he desired. His first exposure to glassblowing was while living in New York City. Working as Network Engineer in the city didn't leave him much time to learn a new hobby, although he frequented many galleries and admired many other artists' works. In 2003 Scott seized an opportunity to move back to Pensacola where he began his glassblowing journey.
While Scott enjoys the fire, he loves the process of experimentation. Taking glass in its molten form and making something that's ornamental but also useful. With the right skills and practice he sees endless possibilities. He also admittedly finds the element of danger pretty appealing. Although never thinking of himself as an artist, Scott fell in love with the art form itself. His love for the art shows through in his work. After several years of dedication and practice of working with the glass medium Scott's ideas and expressions come to life in each piece he creates.
Scott and his wife Molli built and founded Strong Street Studio in 2007 where they live, and he currently works.