Scott Hodes

Glass & Metalworks


The format of the glass vessel inspires a sense of timelessness. My directive in creating encalmo atmospheric vessels is to produce a truly original line of glass bowls, bottles, vases, and urns utilizing the elegant, traditional Italian ‘encalmo’ technique of joining glass bubbles, while hot.

Scott Hodes is a Nashville, Tenn., native. In 1992, he received a bachelor of science degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, with an emphasis in glass and neon. In 1996, he received a master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

After graduate school, Scott established Chaos Glass and Metalworks and built it from the ground up. Hodes’ work has been shown at Disney’s Festival of the Masters, the Tennessee Governor’s Inaugural Ball, and featured on NPT’s Tennessee Crossroads television program. His work is also found in the permanent collections of the Tennessee Governor’s Residence, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Tennessee State Museum.