Sasha Bakaric, Ceramic Artist

Sasha Bakaric, Ceramic Artist in Chapel Hill, NC creates one-of-a-kind pieces with designs inspired by microscopic images of cells and microorganisms.

Sasha received the 2012 and the 2014 Craftsmen Choice Award at the 43rd and the 45th Annual Fine Designer Crafts Shows in Raleigh.

Sasha Bakaric

My inspiration comes from microscopic images of various cells and microorganisms as basis of all life. 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. In the same way as microorganism are multiplying and spreading, so are my pieces. I find great excitement in making yet another similar but totally unique piece.  

My work is very much process driven with images and forms almost spontaneously coming as I work. I mostly work with white stoneware coated with terra sigillata. I use slip trailing, sgraffito and various commercial and custom glazes to build intricate surfaces. All my work is fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.