These ceramic wall pieces are made from individual tiles that are crafted to fit together to create one overall image. The individual tiles are made from stoneware clay and are embossed and glazed with studio made glazes and a variety of glazing techniques.
Scott Supraner was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1957. He received his BFA in Sculpture from the State University of New York College at Purchase in 1984. After graduating, he worked for sculptors Mary Frank and Alan Siegel in NYC. He relocated to the Shenandoah Valley in 1989 where he established the Hawksbill Pottery and later moved to Charlottesville, VA where he became a member of the McGuffey Art Center in 2006. During these years, Scott developed a new way of working with clay and glaze as he began to create ceramic wall reliefs, combining his training as a sculptor and painter with his training as a studio potter. In 2011, he was commissioned to create a piece for the new Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. His work is also in the private collection of the National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC, the Heart and Vascular Center of Augusta Health in Waynesboro, VA and the Aquilino Cancer Center in Rockville, MD. A full time ceramic artist since 1990, he continues to exhibit in art shows and galleries throughout the United States.