Scott became interested in pottery while on a school field
trip to Mystic Seaport in 1975. As he watched a pottery demonstration, he
decided that he would ask his art teacher about the craft the next day. To his
dismay, the art teacher did not have much knowledge about pottery but she did
have an old pottery wheel in the classroom. With permission from his teacher,
Scott studied pottery books from the library and practiced on the potters wheel
every free moment of the school day. That was the beginning of a passion that
has lasted more than thirty-five years.
After high school, he volunteered for the Air Force.
Throughout his ten years in the military, Scott practiced pottery at the base
art centers and began to enter juried art shows. Once out of the military, he
began his degree in fine arts at Minot State University, North Dakota. There he
received the Twyman Art Scholarship, several university juried art show awards
and was the ceramic classroom studio supervisor. During his four years at MSU,
Scott began teaching pottery at the Minot Air Force Base Art Center and played
a major role in the Minot Arts Council's Artist in the Schools and Parks
In 1996 Haines moved to Morehead City North Carolina where,
for the first year, he was a studio assistant for Marina Bosetti. In 1997 he
opened Bridges Street Pottery (a Gallery and Studio). Since then, he has taught
pottery at the Carteret Community College, served on the Carteret County Arts
Coalition, Art Council of Carteret County board of directors, Carteret County
School Systems Visiting Artists Program, Scholastic Art Show Judge and Carteret
County Schools Mentor Program.
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