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Ceramicist Kenneth Baskin Profile (2024)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-15

Duration: 00:10:56

Subjects: Arts | ARTISTS | Ceramics


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Baskin, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2024, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Kenneth Baskin, a ceramicist and professor of art at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He discusses: taking inspiration from his hometown of Detroit; learning to love machinery during his time as a maintenance worker; the stories behind some of his pieces; his work with chain links and gears; and his use of clay and glazes that look like metal. Host: James Fox-Smith