• Professional Growth & Transformation

    Ceramics Coaching & Mentoring

    Dr Wendy Gers

    Audis, MA (cum laude), PhD

    world-leading scholar, activist-curator & coach

  • Clients speak about working with Wendy

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    Karla Michell Garcia, USA

    Kara Wood, Australia

    Simoné Meyburgh, South Africa

    Sherry Morse, USA

    Melissa Barker, South Africa

    Nadine Vanoost, Belgium

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    "I had many confusing thoughts on my riverbed as an emerging ceramic maker.


    The coaching sessions with Wendy enabled me to examine my thoughts. Wendy introduced me to a wide range of possibilities and critical discourses in the ceramic fields, some of which I didn't know even existed.


    Wendy was very generous with her time and knowledge, and asked many important questions in order for me to critically evaluate where I am vs where I want to be.


    Also, I felt Wendy was very open and kind, especially when at times what we discussed was not an easy subject. I would recommend Wendy to anyone who needs some light on their journey of ceramic making."

    Caroline Wadhams, UK

    Carola Lorck, Namibia

    Candice Coetser, UK

  • Wendy is a good listener. She easily connects questions, experiences and possible ideas. By empathizing she reflects with ease on what is and - even more important - what could be; all this, coupled with an enormous amount of professional knowledge and experience.


    I have encountered Wendy as a warm, balanced, thoroughly dedicated and passionate person.


    Thanks to the insights that Wendy has given me, sustainability has even more become the main focus in my work, both in terms of content and practice.


    She has enriched my process of making new work and made me look at my practice with new valuable insights.


    Wendy deserves my great gratitude!


    Marie-Josée Comello, the Netherlands

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    What leading artists are saying about Wendy's leadership & visionary mentoring skills

    'Working with Wendy Gers has been one of the greatest professional gifts & catalysts in my professional practice as a ceramic artist.


    As a nurturing curator, she thoughtfully engaged & encouraged me, giving me the freedom & the challenge to develop an entirely new, organic form, culminating in a major body of work. My collaboration with Wendy resulted in a 64 piece-installation for the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, at the Henan Museum.


    She was instrumental in helping me forge this whole new direction, broadening my creativity and international market appeal. I highly recommend Wendy for her professional nous & integrity as a curator, & her personal ability to bring the best out an artist.'


    Pippin Drysdale


    Pippa Drysdale _  Ceramics Residency _ Wendy Gers
    Wan Liya. Central China Ceramics Biennale.

    'The first time I met Wendy Gers was at Jakarta Ceramic Biennale & Conference Indonesia in 2014. She gave a very interesting lecture with rich knowledge about ceramic art & history.


    Wendy & I got to know each other when she started to work as the curator on First Central China International Ceramic Biennale 2016. We corresponded about the theme & concept of the exhibition. I submitted 3 of my proposals & she helped to improve them a lot. Finally, I made a perfect ceramic installation for the Biennale.


    I experienced her hard-working & professional talent with high knowledge during the whole process of the Biennale. I think these are not only based on her rich expertise & experience about ceramic art but also because of her close communication with good ceramic art society worldwide.


    For me, she is one of the best curators & experts of ceramic art & history I have ever met in the world.'


    Wan Liya


    'The Post Colonialism artist residency project organized by Wendy Gers and the Benyamini Centre was one of the most impactful and deeply moving experiences of my career as an artist.


    It forced me to dig deep and left me deeply aware of how effective an artist's ways of communication could be.


    I feel fortunate to have been part of this rare project and I will carry its memory in me always.


    Wendy became a friend and guide and I cannot understate the impact of the residency she coordinated.'


    Sharbani Das Gupta

    India / USA

    'I first met Wendy Gers when she was planning and formulating her winning proposal for the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2014.


    Right from the start, I was struck by her well-thought-out vision & ambition for the Biennale. Her scholarly knowledge & intelligent selection of the projects she included made the Biennale a memorable event & it was a great honour to be included.


    Since then we have stayed in touch & I have continued to be impressed by her knowledge & passion for the subject & her total dedication & professionalism in whatever she does.'


    Bouke de Vries


    Yanze Jiang _ Portrait _ Ceramics Rsidency _ Wendy Gers

    'I met Wendy Gers at the 2014 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, as one of the invited artists. In 2015, on her way to the Henan Museum, Wendy visited my studio which was located in a ceramic factory. On my window-sill, she saw some small pieces of industrial honeycomb ceramics that I had carved. Wendy instantly understood the significance and potential of these small tests. She encouraged me to develop them into a large sculptural installation, and the “City & Shanshui” series was then shown in the exhibition she curated in Henan.


    From my view, Cont{r}act Earth: First Central China International Ceramics Biennale was the best professional international ceramic exhibition held in mainland China. The exhibition shows Wendy’s ability as a curator to nurture artists to expand their practice. With her professional judgment, insight and communication skills, she is an excellent helper for artists.'


    Yanze Jiang


    Dragonstone series, 2016

    'Thanks to Wendy Gers I had the chance to bring a quite unknown new technique into a totally new platform. She had the ability to see potential in this relative unknown material & asked me to come over to China & develop this research into a new level within a local factory. The outcome was a surprising result of Chinese classical forms in combination with a new technique from the Netherlands.


    I admire the power of Wendy to put out a statement that she finds important & actually gets it done within China. An environment where it is not easy to make any change.


    Thinking about the First Central China Biennale, many international artists & designers greatly respect her work as a curator, mentor & facilitator of new ideas. Wendy is someone who pursues excellence & innovation & can bring out the best of an artist.'


    Jolan van der Wiel

    The Netherlands

    'During my residency for the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Wendy encouraged me to create new forms & produce collaborative work with local master Chan, & scale up my works…


    She motivated me to develop my drawings as a key aspect of my practice & display them alongside my works as interpreting environments is essential to my process.'


    Andile Dyalvane

    South Africa

    Oren Arbel & Noam Tabenkin. First Minimisation, 2018.

    'During 2016 we were involved in the unique ‘Postcolonialism?’ exhibition, together with 18 artists from Israel & abroad.


    During this project we were given the opportunity to be curated by Wendy Gers – an exciting journey that enabled us to develop our innovative ceramic project.


    Wendy brought with her an objective & broad perspective to the complex issue of the postcolonial debate in Israel and worldwide.


    She showed great sensitivity escorting us through the process & enriching it with valuable inputs while, on the other hand, ensuring our independence.'


    Oren Arbel & Noam Tabenkin


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