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Cultural Demonstration: Ceramics

Ceramic work by Chris Baskin, photo courtesy of the artist

Join the Garden for a ceramic demonstration by artist Chris Baskin. Chris will demonstrate aspects of forming clay, one part of the larger process of creating ceramics. Chris will use the potters wheel as a tool to “throw” wet pots, cut feet, add components and alter work as it goes through various drying stages. Chris will discuss his perspective on various traditions and approaches to ceramics and aesthetics.

About the Artist

Ceramic work by Chris Baskin, photo courtesy of the artist

Chris Baskin is a Portland, Oregon based potter who makes atmospherically fired ceramics for utilitarian, aesthetic, and contemplative purposes. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally. He completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Alfred University in New York in 1995, and has taught at numerous universities including James Madison, University of Louisville, and Whitworth University, Spokane.

Chris worked as a resident artist at Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York.
In 2017 he was awarded an Oregon Arts Commission grant for a residency at the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum Complex in Shaanxi Province, China.