Nancy Dasen

Nancy Dasen grew up in Portland, Oregon, and went off to Oregon State University, with a double major in Art and German. She spent her junior year concurrently enrolled at the Staatliche Akademie Der Bildenden Kuenste (Art Academy of Stuttgart), and the Universitaet Stuttgart, both in Stuttgart, Germany. She then moved to Bend, where she worked in the graphic art/printing industry, and in the construction industry involved with the selection of products, materials, and colors. Several classes in ceramics convinced her that this was the direction she should be heading.


I love the feel and the smell of the texture of clay. I’m enjoying incorporating elements of typography, and impressions of found industrial parts and pieces, and finding a finish to enhance them. I like making lidded urns and vessels, not for functionality, but more for the mystery of what might be inside.