Kenneth Baskin’s inspired mechanical objects are artifacts, derived from the advent of the industrial revolution. The works may look like metal, but are almost entirely ceramic. Baskin says our industrial roots are a starting point for explorations of form and motion in the Technological Age. (Above: Relation, soda fired stoneware and steel, 10 x 27 x 8″)
Desirer, Mid Fire Stoneware, H 30” x W 44 x D 14”
Connector, Soda Fired Stoneware, 7 x 12 x 5
Anchor, Mid Fire Stoneware, H 13” x W 47” x D 12”
Link, Soda Fired Stoneware and Steel, H 11” x W 18” x D 7”
Opposites Attract, Soda Fired Stoneware, H 15” x W 24” x D 10”
Contained, Mid Fire Stoneware, H 16” x W 22” x D 7”
Anchor, Anagama Fired Stoneware, H 16” x W 30” x D 10”
Kenneth Baskin received a BFA from College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA from University of South Carolina. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Art/Ceramics at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Kenneth Baskin’s website, here.
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Good explanation and photos, Perfect Japanese Design.
Here, a gallery in Paris, which has nice japanese art pieces:
Yakimono Japanese Ceramics
Thanks, especially for the Yakimono suggestion.
Fantastic motion captured in clay. Opens my eyes to the possibilities!
So true. Don’t know how this artist accomplishes all this, but it’s beautifully done.
Super work; it completely subverts my expectations of ‘ceramics’. (Usually for me a dread word connoting ‘half-assed pots’.
Love that half-assed pots!
These are bigger than I first thought – check out some of the dimensions. Then on his site you can see some really big stuff! Wow.
Yes, the scale is amazing. My favorite is the top one, Relation.
So hard to believe these aren’t what they look like. He really has the technique down to make these look like metal and whatever else they originally were. My favorite is “link”.