At work in my studio.

At work in my studio.

Fran Romano

History and nostalgia inspire my Canberra-based ceramics practise.  In both my art practise and my production work, I explore themes of longing, loss and memory.  Using a variety of methods, including print on clay techniques, I aim to achieve an aged and weathered result, building up the ‘history’ of each object.

Whether I am making for an exhibition, functional homewares or ceramic jewellery, similar colours and techniques come into use. I see these strands as complementary, and each informs the other.

Selected Group Exhibitions

May 2016    DIVERGENCE                         FORM Studio and Gallery, NSW

July2015 The Printed Surface: ceramics + print                                                                                              Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra

July 2015   PROTEAN by Claybodies                      NISHI Gallery, Canberra

Oct2014 Eclectika:CeramicArtistryfortheTable                                                                         STURGallery Braidwood, NSW

Oct 2014 The Italian Connection            The Q Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

July 2014                   Emerging Artists Support Scheme Exhibition                                                                            Watson Arts Centre, Canberra

Feb 2014Claybodies: ceramix                   FORM Studio and Gallery,  NSW

Sept 2013 ANU Print and Clay Symposium                    ANCA Dickson, ACT

Nov 2013 ANU Graduate Exhibition                ANU School of Art, Canberra

Markets &  Events

2015 Ceramics Marketplace                              National Gallery of Australia

2013 - 2015 Undercurrent Design Market               National Portrait Gallery

2012 – 2015 Art not Apart, multi-arts Festival             New Acton, Canberra

Selected Education/ Training

2011 – 2013 Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics)                                                                 School of Art, Australian National University


2013 Ceramics Technical    Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS)    

2013 Canberra Potters’ SocietyEmerging Artist Support Scheme