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Ian Bassett

Lecturer in Art Studio

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Ian Bassett



Art 124

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My work explores simple utilitarian forms designed to be used every day. I find myself drawn to and inspired by traditional Japanese and Korean folk pottery. My pottery is a vehicle through which I seek connection to my culture. I am exploring traditional and contemporary pottery aesthetics blending with a modern approach and feeling.

Soda firing provides subtle, dramatic surfaces and colors that I find to be alluring. The tension creates a balance and sense of harmony that I love exploring. I am a mark maker hoping to capture a sense of movement, rhythm and calmness through the application of slip on simple quiet forms.  My designs are largely inspired by the natural world. My goal is to make pottery that is desired to be used and enjoyed by anyone



MFA, School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
BFA, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH