Scott Bayless began his career in art glass in 1996. His interest in
glass developed at an early age with a visit to the Corning Glass
Museum. He began his arts training as a film student at Ithaca College
in New York and continued at Columbia College in Chicago. A
serendipitous meeting with Charles Lotton of Lotton Art Glass was the
impetus which let Scott to focus his talents on the world of hot glass.
Charles hired Scott to make jewelry from broken glass pieces. While
working for Charles, Scott learned basic methods, often stayed late into
the evening to hone his own craft. His first calla lily pieces were
created in 1999. Scott has since developed personalized techniques that
make his original calla lily, orchid, rose, columbine and hibiscus
floral designs beautiful and unique.
It is a testimony to Scott's talent that He is the Only Glass Blower at Lotton Studios that is Not a Lotton.