When most people think of wheel throwing, they think functional pottery, but there’s no rule saying the pottery wheel has to be used only for making pots. Many ceramic sculptors quite effectively use the wheel as a tool including German sculptor Gerit Grimm, an artist in residence at the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. She makes wonderful figurative sculpture out of wheel thrown and assembled pieces.

In today’s video, which was sent to us by Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, a.k.a. NET TV (www.netnebraska.org/television/), Gerit discusses her work, her influences, and her techniques. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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