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.”