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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

Gerit Grimm / October 5 / Baltimore Clayworks

WS04Beyond the Wheel to Figurine

Gerit Grimm will lead you through the process of throwing, altering and assembling wheel-thrown parts into a figurative menagerie. Her work appropriates narrative subjects derived from historical myth and fables and presents them in forms that have visual and conceptual affinities with contemporary fine art. Grimm’s process utilizes traditional production pottery skills as a vehicle to craft monumental figurative sculptural assemblages that are at once both technically brilliant and dynamic in form. This workshop will include a balance of playful demonstration and candid discussion about process and content.

Gerit Grimm was born and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995, she finished her apprenticeship, learning the traditional German trade as a potter at the “Altbuergeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Buergel, Germany and subsequently worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. She earned an Art and Design Diploma in 2001 studying ceramics at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany. In 2002, she was awarded a German DAAD Government Grant for the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where she received her MA. Gerit received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She worked at major residencies like McColl Center, Bemis Center, Kohler Arts & Industry Program and Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009, NET Television created Fantasia in Clay, a Nebraska Story about her. Grimm now works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. www.geritgrimm.com

WS04 - Saturday, 10-4pm, October 5

Fee: $100 members; $125 non-members

Contact Matthew Hyleck at [email protected] for more information.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209


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