Ian Bassett

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 and the forces of nature.

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