German-born ceramist Gerit Grimm apprenticed in the traditional German trade as a potter at the “Altbürgeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Bürgel, Germany and worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. Grimm is now an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her sculptural work pushes pots where physics doesn’t want them to go. By risking technical failure in the process of creating the forms, she attains a complexity, dynamism, and litheness of form. The technical risks are a corollary to another type of risk—one that reinterprets a folk figurine tradition and pushes it to its limits.