Meet our 10th Makers Alongside collaborator, the wonderful Ginny Sims of Ginny Sims Ceramics! Out of her humble studio, she has created for us a beautiful ceramic pitcher to hold our favorite teas, water and flowers.
Ginny started her craft early on in Little Rock, Arkansas sometime during high school. Influenced by instructors at the Arkansas Art Center Museum School where she took classes, she was instantly taken with pottery. “All it took for me to want to be a potter was to peek inside one of my teacher’s kitchen cabinets. It was all handmade pottery.” Later, Ginny took a few years to travel and found herself working with clay in Italy and Scotland. And finally, while apprenticing with Mike Dodd in southwestern England, her decision to pursue a career in ceramics was cemented.
Today, Ginny has a MFA under her belt and runs her own business, Ginny Sims Ceramics. European influence is evident throughout her work, specifically referencing English folk pottery and European Porcelains. Most of Ginny’s inspiration comes from the every-day, something that she and HDH have in common! This includes people’s homes, traveling, and familiar objects found in kitchens. Although utilitarian in design, Ginny’s imagery on the surface of her work is quite incredible. She often pulls ideas from childhood memories, Greek mythology and films. The result of these elements is beautiful and unique–– we are lucky to be apart of it!
Ginny’s ceramic pitchers can be found here on our website! Other products can be found at The Foundry Home Goods, Powderhorn Kitchen, and various places. She also welcomes commissions and for folks to get in touch via her website. Be sure to stay updated on Ginny and her growing business on instagram too!
Photos by Paul Vincent.