Mainz Daily Photo

>Geographically challenged – #272

> This is tricky.

Could be a Dresden Daily Photo. If there was one, that is. (That’s where Ute Grossmann’s from.)

Could be a Darmstadt DP. There is one. (Gloria Hasse’s gallery is in Arheilgen, which is the link here.)

But I’ll claim the territory for Mainz – this piece lives here now.

Ute Grossmann’s a phenomenally talented and internationally recognised ceramic artist.

She’s got engineering qualifications, brought up three kids and – a few years ago – decided to do some raku stuff.


Jury Prize at the First Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, solo exhibition in the State Art Collection in Dresden, public’s choice at the Oldenburg Ceramic market, title story in Germany’s leading ceramics magazine, huge demand for her work.

Jane Hamlyn, one of the true greats of post-war English studio ceramics, was visiting and spied the first piece I bought form a distance and said ” Hmm, wonder if it’s as good close up and it looks from here”.

Walks over, inspects.

“It is..!”, she said

So I’ve been doing what I can to help her get some traction around here and it’s not been entirely unsuccessful.

Gloria Hasse did a second exhibition the other day and asked me to do the introduction, which was a true pleasure.

Got lunch, too.

Not because I bought this piece, though, I’m sure.

And this is a true story.


This entry was published on 19 December, 2007 at 14:38. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “>Geographically challenged – #272

  1. >That’s a fabulous photo. I love ceramics, and the close-up works really well.JackieGlasgow Daily Photo

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