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Clay Talks! with Sasha Bakaric
October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, October 4th for a slide presentation by Chapel Hill ceramic artist Sasha Bakaric!
Sasha was born and raised in Croatia, where she had a successful career in finance and management before graduate school and family brought her to the United States. Her first encounter with clay was a pottery class for toddlers that she took with her then two-year-old daughter.
Sasha felt the attraction and started taking classes and workshops and eventually decided to dedicate herself completely to ceramics. She established Sasha Ceramics in Chapel Hill, where she has a fully equipped working studio. Sasha makes hand built functional and sculptural pieces, mostly simple forms decorated with intricate designs.
“My inspiration comes from microscopic images of various cells and microorganisms as basis of all life,” Sasha says. “I am intrigued by dichotomy between enormous beauty of these images and fears or repulsiveness that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria. I love the idea of questioning our relationship with the world inside of us.”
Sasha is a member of Piedmont Craftsmen Guild, Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild as well an active artist and a president of the board of FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country, including as part of Strictly Functional 2012, juried by Jack Troy. Among her awards, Sasha received an Emerging Artists Award from Durham Arts Council in 2011.
Sasha’s talk is part of the programming associated with the Pottery Center’s current exhibition, Worldwide Welcome: Global Perspectives in North Carolina Clay. The show celebrates the diversity of work produced by a number of contemporary ceramic artists who have moved to North Carolina from around the world, bringing with them a multiplicity of perspectives and ceramic traditions. North Carolina has a rich pottery tradition, one that continues to evolve with each subsequent generation and as artists immigrate to our state.
A potluck at 6 pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Sasha’s talk at 7 pm. Come out for a great night of food and community!
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call the center at 336-873-8430. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Emily Lassiter, NCPC Educational Program Manager.
Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the NC Pottery Center at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.