Hasso Ewing started her professional career as a graphic designer/illustrator, illustrating children’s books, building exhibits for children’s museums, drawing and building camera-ready ‘mechanicals’ with an exacto blade and hot wax- until the computer came on the scene. She gave up all that wonderful handwork for a keyboard and screen. After more than 10 years designing on a monitor, Hasso had had her fill of computer generated artwork. She wanted to get outside, work three dimensionally and help restore our damaged land. Using her creative skills, Hasso started a design firm specializing in recreating naturalistic landscapes and connecting people with nature. She worked with both public and private land owners generating all her plans with pen and pencil on paper. The seasonal aspect of landscape work gave Hasso some time to play with the finer arts of oil painting, pastels and charcoal large scale drawings but, most satisfyingly, clay.
Hasso is once again reorienting her creative vision by devoting herself to learning the craft of sculpture. Currently, she is building boxes, thick, heavy mugs and exploring the human figure thru clay. It’s all about observing and studying what happens when hands meet clay and how that expands her creative process.