Ceramics: The Artifacts Series

From the Archives:  Republished because this series of works is a long-time favourite. See what you think. 

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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  1. 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”.


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