Sean was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He earned a B.F.A. from Ohio University in 1996 and a M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. Since then he has operated Pomme de Terre Pottery near Battle Lake, Minnesota. Sean exhibits his work nationally and teaches workshops. In 2019 Sean Scott was named an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts.