Lynn Wadsworth

Lynn Wadsworth was chosen to receive the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant by our jurors because of the humor, intelligence, and “an element of surprise” in her work. Wadsworth confounds the idea of “women’s work,” creating incongruous connections between materials and processes. She undermines the concept of fine craft materials with handicraft materials and, in doing so, puts viewers in a position to question their assumptions of existing hierarchies on multiple levels. She has used her grant year to engage regional and national craft artists in conversations about the boundaries defining their practice in order to better understand her own studio compulsions. Her work has been exhibited nationally at museums and galleries including The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Northern Clay Center, Carleton College (all MN), and Rutgers University (NJ), Hyde Park Art Center (IL), Art in General (NY), Queens College (NY), A.I.R. Gallery (NY), and Momenta Fine Arts (PA).