Ginny Sims        

        Ginny Sims is a ceramic artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She creates functional and sculptural objects that are highly narrative.

        For inspiration, Ginny looks to different moments in ceramic history and incorporates the cultural information she finds there with present day social and political experiences. Because the history of pottery in the west is divided between industrial capitalism and folk craft traditions, and its objects are so intimately involved with the body either in its creation or its use more than any other medium, Ginny believes it has the ability to bring into dialogue aspects of the capitalist system, the body and domesticity, and social justice in a palpable, straightforward way that other mediums cannot.

        In addition to being a working artist, Ginny also teaches Ceramics and Art History at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.