John George Larsen

Open to Everyone: FREE
June 27 — August 10
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Goodenow Gallery
Opening Reception: June 27 | 5 - 7 pm

John George Larsen

June 27 - August 10, 2019


John George Larsen investigates ideas through his ceramic sculpture while exploring the limitations of native clays and the results that wood firing presents.


“As a visual artist, I use clay in an effort to understand the physical world. Clay allows me to experience the malleability and plasticity of the earth. I regard all aspects of the ceramic process a sacred act, and see each as an opportunity to confront my own temperance and fragility.

As a continuation of this lifelong journey the following series of abstract polytopes are

part of larger body of work exploring the axioms of Euclidian and non-Euclidian

geometry through sculpture. I am interested in the intersection of mathematics and

philosophy and I use sculpture to explore this relationship and realize my ideas.”  


Larsen recently presented at the 2nd European Woodfire Conference at Guldagergaard in Skælskør, Denmark and at the 16th Kohila Woodfire residency in Kohila, Estonia. Larsen maintains a ceramics studio and “wood kiln sanctuary” in Milan, MN.