Geraldine Rinkel

Medium: Clay

Region: Kootenays BC Rockies

Biography:

Drawn first to functional ware, her inspiration derives from historical and primitive references. The vestige of simple, soft and sensual female accents are evident as well as her passion for textiles. Fibre comes to play in her ceramics and pays homage to man’s first material for making art. Geri has a keen interest in glaze technology and hopes that her style and form engages the viewer’s natural and harmonic senses.

A lifetime passion for clay has become a reality after raising a family and working in Calgary for over 30 years. Geri is a recent graduate of the diploma program in ceramic studies at Selkirk College at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, and in 2009 set up “A Stone’s Throw Studio“ in Kaslo, BC.

Geri is embracing the journey to explore and develop. Ultimately, she would like her work to be held and used, to bring a sense of playfulness and to add a smile to our lives.

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