Scott Ouderkirk is an artist, author and craftsman who teaches and lives in Addison, NY. Scott works in stained glass and pen & ink. His stained glass work is done using traditional and contemporary methods. The traditional method, which was first used during Medieval times, involves drawing or painting on the glass and then kiln-firing it. Some images demand several firings which deepen the tonal values and depth. Contemporary methods used colored glass cut into shapes and surrounded by lead came or foil.
Scott takes pride in his work, family and whatever project he is currently involved in. He spends the spring riding and racing bicycles on the roads of the Southern Tier and then travels to the North Country of New York in the summer to cruise the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands.
Scott is a graduate of SUNY Oswego (BS in Technical/Vocational Ed), Syracuse University (MA in illustration) & University of Hartford (MFA in illustration). His books includeThe Amish Secret, Fallen Heroes, Sunday Drive, The Adirondack Run, Island Images, Barns and Wood, Waves and Wispy Smoke. In 2010 Scott was a presenter at the American Glass Guild’s national conference in Detroit, MI and he will speak in June of 2011 at the Stained Glass Association of America’s national conference in Syracuse, NY. He was published in WoodenBoat January 2004 and was asked to write and illustrate the feature article for the Antique Boat Museum’s The Gazette Annual 2004.
Scott’s work is found in many private collections and the permanent collection of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.
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