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Gerit Grimm Studio Demo

June 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
UW-Madison Art Lofts • 111 N. Francis Street • Madison
Join us for a Wheel Throwing Demo
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm


UW-Madison Art Lofts
111 N. Francis Street
53703 Madison , WI

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Join Gerit Grimm for a ceramic wheel-throwing demo at the UW-Madison Art Lofts (on campus). Advanced registration is required for this free event.

You can see Gerit Grimm's solo exhibition at James Watrous Gallery on view from April 28 through June 18. For more information and gallery hours visit here.

Gerit Grimm’s sculptures draw upon the folk tradition of ceramic figurines, which she reinterprets as large-scale works built from wheel-thrown ceramic elements. The dark, unglazed stoneware she favors has an austere surface that emphasizes the sculptural power of her forms. In developing her figures, Grimm retains ridges and cylindrical forms that reflect their origin on the potter’s wheel, creating a dynamic and poetic association between vessels and the human form. As she describes it, “the result is often an uncanny union—one that evokes all manner of stories about dolls, puppets, and statues coming to life. It is a union at once wonderful, elegant, and fanciful but also at times uncomfortable and awkward.”

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Gerit Grimm was born and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995 she finished her apprenticeship as a potter, learning the traditional German trade at the “Altbürgeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Bürgel, and then worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen.

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500