Heritage Christmas Market 2023November 10, 2022
Corwyn LundNovember 10, 2022
Brit Bachmann is an artist and cultural worker based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She maintains a sculptural, visual and sound art practice working predominantly with clay since 2014. Her pots are borne out of curiosity, intuition, and the thrill of functionality versus dysfunctionality. Brit has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of British Columbia with a focus on drawing. She credits that study of line and contour for her clay aesthetic, which considers silhouette, hollow space, skeletons, and touch. In addition to working with clay, Brit is the co-founder of the art writing magazine, ReIssue.pub, and was until recently the Director of UNIT/PITT (2019-2022), a non-profit artist-run centre that supports emerging and early-career artists.
“My practice is borne out of curiosity, intuition, and the thrill of functionality versus disfuctionality. I began throwing clay in 2014, though, I had started developing concepts for sculptural ceramics while completing a BFA focused on drawing. I credit that study of line and contour for my clay aesthetic, which considers silhouette, hollow space, skeletons, and touch. My influences include Gillian Lowndes, Paul S Briggs, Louise Bourgeois, Jackie Frioud, Wayne Ngan, Syd Carpenter, Glenn Lewis, and Meg Hübert. I am interested in investigating the vessel as a storytelling device, whether it be a personal story, a broader social critique, or the story of clay or kiln.”
October – November 2022