Henry Pim studied Ceramics at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, London, and at The Rietveldt Academie in Amsterdam. From 1990, until his retirement in 2011, he was Lecturer in Ceramics at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He is now a freelance Ceramist based in London, with a studio at Vanguard Court in Peckham. He exhibits regularly in The UK and elsewhere.
His work can be found in over twenty-five public collections, including the ICCC, the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, the Irish Arts Council Collection, the Museum of Northern Ireland, Belfast, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Western Australia, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Since 2011, Henry has explored the idea of grid forms. The work refers to maps, plans, or graphs, which are all ways to sort and present information. As three-dimensional forms, the sculptures enclose and define space.
The pieces are made from panels of extruded paper clay, using a technique that continually mutates, revealing more possibilities. As more kinds of structure become possible, new ideas and interpretations come into focus.