Rooted in the Northwest from 2007, I learned from the riverbank, from the folk potter running a potter’s wheel off of his tractor. At Archie Bray my perspective grew with artists from Japan, Denmark, Miami, California.
Sharing experiences, communicating, connecting on a deep level, art is a spiritual practice where I help people create beauty in themselves and their worlds.
Deep time, geology, rocks inspire me! Human stories told in pottery also inspire me; seeing how traditions express cultural values in clay nourishes and my practice.
Simple utilitarian form holds mystery and wonder; I show people all I sense is contained in pottery. When wood firing I blend clays, for subtle natural, dark, earthy hues. Forms for specific atmospheres achieve different character for different work. Building surface by layering, I encode information in symbols and ceramic language.
I hold open studio at National Clay Week in October; am online at chrisbaskin.com and instagram @chrisbaskinpottery.
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Sculptural, Architectural, Organic, Contemporary, Traditional, Decorative, Artwork, Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom, Dining, Wall art, Bright, Colorful, Complex, Earthy, Simple, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Gold, Green, Indigo, Orange, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Soda fired, Reduction, Oxidation, Wheel Thrown, Hand Built, Lustres, Underglazes, Oxides, Brushwork, Wax resist, Bottle, Bowl, Box, Cup, Jar, Jewelry Box, Plate, Platter, Pie Plate, Pitcher, Mug, Stein, Tea Bowl, Teapot, Tumbler, Urn, Vase, Vessel, Votive
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Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Jun 26 - Jun 27
10:00am - 06:00pm
George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego Or, 97034
Historic Art Fair, at the site of the original Iron Foundry. The mission of the event is Art education and community.