16/11/2022 - 14/01/2022
Contemporary - Sculpture
Rachel Grimshaw - Movements in Stillness
Working as both an interior designer and a ceramic sculptor, Grimshaw often finds that her forms allude to the built environment, incorporating principles of proportion, balance and a visual ‘rightness’ that are equally essential architectural concepts.
Approaching her work without a fixed idea of the outcome – “it never does to impose one’s will on the material” – Grimshaw favours a looser approach to making, one that allows the clay to “go its own way” during the creative process. As a Quaker, Grimshaw also embraces the contemplative aspect of making, often finding the forms that emerge are linked to visual memories “deeply buried, [surfacing] unexpectedly.”
Based in her hometown of Wigan in the North of England, Rachel Grimshaw has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. Her work is in several private and international collections, including Mino, Japan and the Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Arts in Hungary.
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