Meet the Maker: Fran Romano uses the ceramic medium to explore themes of decay, loss, longing and nostalgia. Working intuitively, she builds a sense of history through layering on the clay’s surface. Using both found and handmade objects to create mixed-media installations, she draws on her Southern Italian heritage- influenced by it’s texture and patina.
Romano is a graduate of ANU School of Art (2013), Fran now works from a home studio in inner-city Canberra. Her community teaching work and design practice complement her art- making. With a focus on process-driven making, and drawing on her background as a Social Worker, she runs experiential/well-being workshops.
Photos: Craft and Design Canberra