Hopewell, New Jersey
Scott Staats joined the Museum Store’s roster of fine artisans in Fall 2019, with the well-received addition of his glass pumpkins, tree ornaments, and pin-striped bottle toppers. Staats began his glass making career at Belle Mead Hot Glass, where he has worked as a gaffer and studio assistant to Robert Kuster, an accomplished glass artisan with commercial installations throughout North America.
Drawing upon the shapes and colors of the natural world Scott uses hot glass to design works of art that reflects its beauty, elegance and sophisticated chaos. The fluidity of molten glass has a beautiful way capturing motion and freezing it in place. Incorporating traditional techniques, vibrant colors applications and a variety of surface finishing techniques Scott’s work blends realism with the abstract to create an alluring collection.