Zak Helenske

Helenske’s approach to the genre of functional ceramics is both a response to its ancient history as well as a construction of his own sensibilities. His aim is to make objects that operate on a human scale as beautiful, thoughtful, and appropriate technologies for our living spaces and daily activities.

Clay pots are Helenske’s canvas – He uses their surface to investigate line, form, history, structure and pattern. He hopes to create a balanced object; finding in its form proportion, profile, and mass and in its surface depth, dimension, and composition.

Originally from Fargo, ND, Zak Helenske received a BFA in Ceramics at North Dakota State University where he focused on functional ceramics. He received his MFA in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture at RIT.  Helenske lives and works in Seattle, WA maintaining a full-time studio practice with his partner, artist Mya Kerner. In 2017 he was named an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly.

 

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Zak Helenske's Resume

Gray Pot in Striped Room
$2500
Large Pot in Berlin
$2500
Round Pot Across the Street
$2500
Yellow Pot in Melting Room
$1500
Pink Pot in June
$1000
Gray Pot Fading in Yellow Room
$1000
Gray Planter
$1200
Round Pot
$1500
Yellow Tray
$350
Yellow Tray
$350
Gray Tray
$350
Vase
$550
Vase
$550
Vase
$550
Vase
$550
Vase
$550
Cup
$68
Cup
$68
Cup
$68
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$68
Cup
$68
Bowl
$225
Bowl
$185
Bowl
$225
Tableware Setting A
$220
Tableware Setting B
$220
Vase
$150
Vase
$175
Cup
$68
Cup
$68
Cup
$68
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$68
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$68
cup
$68
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$68
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$68
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$68
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$68
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$68
cup
$68
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$68