Scott grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and then went to college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. There he was an art major and first learned glass blowing and hot glass. Following University, Scott refined his craft and learned metal at Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, Tennnessee. Next he attended Kent State University where he received his MFA. In 1996, Scott built Chaos Glass Metalworks.
“I’ve always liked the idea of turning junk into gold. It’s all a matter of value and perspective. Also, it’s enticing for me to take an object and deny its original use; moreover, I like refashioning its purpose in the world. Everyone needs some good junk art!”Scott Hodes