Mug 'Hope'


Inspired by traditional Japanese and Korean folk pottery, this soda fired mug exhibits a subtle, yet dramatic surface and colors. Ian is a mark maker and captures a sense of movement, rhythm and calmness through the surface decoration.

Product Details
  • Soda fired stoneware, cone 10 reduction

  • 4.5" h x 4" dia

  • Artist information card


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology

Ian Basset is a visual artist and potter living in The San Francisco East Bay. He was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Connecticut on the Long Island Sound. He received his BFA in Ceramics from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, a Post Baccalaureate in ceramics from Hood College and his MFA in ceramics from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts. He has taught at Diablo Valley College, was the Studio Technician at Art Academy University and the Ceramics Studio Manager at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residencies.  He has pursued a career in education and the arts and currently is an Adjunct Professor at Los Medanos College and teaches at Clay By the Bay. His work communicates a focus on craft and traditional practices while pushing these elements to a more contemporary platform.