Tatyana Scott is an illustrator and ceramicist. Trained first as a painter, Tatyana tries to incorporate an illustrative quality in all her work. When creating, she tries to make the viewer believe there is a story beyond the frame. Her work aims to tell a tale and encourage questions. Tatyana believes that an observer’s feelings about a work of art are just as important as the original intent. Interacting with art lovers is essential for an artist’s success.
A person of few words, Tatyana’s personality is boldest in her art. It is in her creative endeavors that Tatyana most eloquently expresses her opinions, feelings and humor.
Tatyana’s illustration evolved with her work in ceramics. Using oxides, under-glazes and glazes, clay becomes a new canvas. Every form has a personality. The design of a three dimensional object creates a new realm of possibilities and challenges. Tatyana uses this to enhance the dynamic quality of the painted surface, seeking to more actively engage the viewer.
Contrasting with Tatyana’s two-dimensional and sculptural work, only one person has to love a utilitarian object for it to be successful. When painting or sculpting, one would hope as many people who can, will see it. With utilitarian objects, one person must love it and use it for it to fulfill its purpose. This way, the relationship between the artist and the art lover becomes more intimate. Utilitarian objects make fine art more accessible.
Tatyana uses pottery and painting to play off each other. Developing technical skill in one field improves her skill in the other. The interaction between these two crafts is essential to Tatyana’s aesthetic.