Dennis Gerwin’s ceramic cities at NCECA

I saw photos yesterday in two places of Dennis Gerwin’s extruded clay cityscapes and had to share them. They were a part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) Juried Student Show.

From Eva Funderburgh‘s Flickr Photostream

From Priscilla Mouritzen’s blog Pinchpots

At first I was trying to figure out how you hand-build something that large and delicate and fire it without all kinds of problems. According to Funderburgh, the sculptures were pieced together after being wood fired. That’ makes more sense. One way or another they are amazing.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

9 Responses to Dennis Gerwin’s ceramic cities at NCECA

  1. wordlily says:

    Wow, those are really cool!

  2. Tim J. says:

    Them r cool.

    How’d your cumulus clouds go?

  3. John Lein says:

    Those are amazing! Wanting to see more, I Google’d for “Dennis Gerwin”. Grats to you Paul for having results 1,2 and 7 for that term 😉

    • pcNielsen says:

      Yesterday NOTHING came up for his name. Guess Google’s bot has been hard at work. TAE usually ranks pretty well in search results anymore. Now we just need to work on *wink*

      Hope you get things worked out with Pedipeds. Isn’t bureaucracy grand :p

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  5. JCL says:

    Denny’s one rad dude, taught an intermediate handbuilding class at utah state university and it was sweeet treats. His work is pure bliss.

  6. Ashley says:

    I had him as a professor at Central Michican and he was rad as shit.

  7. Priscilla Mouritzen says:

    Try googling Denny Gerwin……!

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