Dawn Bassett

Originally from California, Bassett has been using Tadelakt and Venetian Plasters as a primary medium for more than 14 years. She traveled to Italy to apprentice with master plasterers, learning the vernacular of this centuries-old medium where it originated. She says of her interest in the material, “In particular, the oldest form of plaster, Moroccan Tadelakt, has my heart. In my hands, as a contemporary woman, I use it to communicate, and it, in turn, speaks to me. For me, plaster is not limited to its traditional application, only to be articulated the same way it has been for thousands of years. It has the potential to far exceed those limitations.”


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Dial Tone
Remains of Home
His Clothes On My Floor
Black Circle – no title
Claws Out