Artist: Sasha Barrett
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Using earthenware clay, I make functional and decorative pots. The surfaces of my forms are painted using heavy, colorful brushstrokes to create a feeling of movement and mood. I throw my pots on a slow turning kick-wheel. This technique allows for my exploration in gestural marks, natural edges, and looseness. I find inspiration from my home country of Ukraine. The subject of my paintings often reflect the agricultural land and the Slavic people of Eastern Europe, specifically of Western Ukraine. I choose to make narrative work in order to share the rich culture and history of the place I come from. The intimacy and everyday use of pottery is a perfect way for me to place my work, love, and interest for Ukrainian culture into peoples homes.
Sasha Barrett was born and raised in Sumy, Ukraine, which is located in the North East part of the country. After spending the first half of his life there he moved to Boise, Idaho. Sasha received his BFA from Boise State University in 2014. He was the UM resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula, and was a recipient of the Work exchange Program at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia. During his time in Philadelphia Sasha worked out of his studio and showroom, participated in pottery tours as well as national group shows. While working in the studio and teaching pottery classes, Sasha was also working at a fine art gallery as an art handler. In 2019 Sasha was a recipient of the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award. After returning to Idaho, Sasha was awarded the Alexa Rose Grant to help fund his current studio practice.
Everyday Ordinary: Art of the People, The Clay Studio Expo Booth NCECA Minneapolis, MN
Young Guns & Geezers, NeighborhoodPotters. Philadelphia, PA
Highland Park Pottery Tour. Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Cup Show and Sale, Studio 550. Manchester, NH
2016 Ceramic Chandelier Installation part of Creative Africa The Architecture
of Francis Kèrè: Building for Community, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
NCECA 100 Cups, Group Show at Clay Studio Philadelphia Booth.
Kansas City, MO
22 Shades of Clay, Group show at New Jersey Clay Collage. Milvill, NJ
Community Show, Group Exhibition at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia.
Home Turf, Solo Exhibition at Old City Jewish Arts Center. Philadelphia, PA
Small Favors, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia. (curated by Jennifer Zwelling) Philadelphia, PA
BFA Exhibition, Boise State University. Boise ID.
The TeaPot Show II at The Clay Studio of Missoula. Missoula, MT.
University of Montana Student Juried Show. Missoula, MT.
Annual Christmas Ceramic Show at University of Montana. (curated by Shalene Velenzuala) Missoula, MT.
Annual Modern Art Show at the Modern Art Hotel. Boise ID.
Exhibit at University of Nagoya Zokei University Art Gallery. Nagoya,
2014 BFA In Visual Art, Emphasis in Ceramics, Boise State University. Boise,
2012-2014 Studied at University of Montana. Missoula, MT.
2019 Ceramics Monthly 2019 Emerging Artist
2019 Ceramics Monthly 2019 Emerging Artist
2015-2017 Short Term Resident at STUMP PLANTS. Columbus, OH
Work Exchange, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.
2014 Workshop Assistant for Sarah Jeager. Missoula, MT
2013 Summer Resident Artist, The Clay studio of Missoula. Missoula, MT.
2015-2017 Assistant Instructor, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA
2015 Cup Commission for Arts Alive PNC Bank. Philadelphia, PA
100 bowls Commision for An outreach event at The Clay Studio of
Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA
2014 Instructor of Parks and Rec kids classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula.
Assistant for Clara Lanyi. Missoula, MT.
Assistant for Tyler Nansen. Missoula, MT.
2011-2013 Instructor of Youth and Teen pottery class at Fort Boise Community
Center. Boise, ID
2008-2010 Studio Assistant at the Art Center, in Fort Boise Community Center.
2018-Present The Clay Studio of Philadelphia
2014 The Clay Studio Of Missoula Sales Gallery. Missoula, MT.
2012-2013 Picture This Frame Shop and Gallery. Boise, ID.
2011 Browns Gallery. Boise, ID.
2019 2019 Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly, May 2019 Issue
2019 Everyday Ordinary: Art of the People, Publication by The Clay Studio of
2018 Small Bowls for Social Meals, Ceramics Monthly, December 2018 Issue
2016 100 Artists 1000 Cups, Publication by the Clay Studio of Philadelphia