View Image Gallery Items for SaleRachel Grimshaw(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1942 245777 Email:
Statement and Current Work
My work is about the clay; it’s pliable, immediate qualities. Like a photograph capturing a ‘frozen moment’ this material, when fired, fixes forever a gesture, an impression, a moment in time.
Parian porcelain is extremely receptive to the slightest indentation and pressure of the hand. I enjoy subverting its historic connotations of delicacy and fragility by working with solid forms. Indeed all my work is solid and the marks are created by impressing found objects, their origins occasionally hinted at. How the light interacts with a piece is an important factor in the presentation of the work.
1967 - Born.
September 1990 - Mention in 'Blueprint', September 1990 as an "exceptional student" by Dinah Casson.
Awards & Membership
2004 - Winner of the "Ivan Massow Ceramic Award" at the Open Exhibition at Black Swan Arts Gallery in Frome.
2012 - Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association
- Two pieces in permanent collection of 20th Century Ceramics at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Wigan, Lancashire, England, WN1.
Telephone: +44 (0)1942 245777
Fax: +44 (0)1942 820429
Last Updated: 2013-02-08
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford
Contemporary Ceramics Centre : Rachel Grimshaw - sculpture in London