Since completing a Diploma of Visual Art (Ceramics) at ANU School of Art in 2013, I’ve been making, selling and exhibiting my work as FRATTEMPO Ceramics. This Italian word translates as “meanwhile” (it also incorporates my initials as seen on all my pieces)!
FRATTEMPO references my cultural heritage and captures the essence of my making practise where I explore ideas of memory, nostalgia and the passage of time. I hope my work encourages a moment of reflection, the excuse to pause and make a small ritual out of your task, whether it is making a cuppa, lighting a candle or arranging flowers or food on the table.
Fran Romano I Ceramic Artist
Fran has developed functional designs for Cafes and restaurants including Rye Cafe in Braddon, ACT, and Jackalope Hotels in Victoria.
Fran currently works from her home studio in the inner city. Inquiries and visits from the public are most welcome.
Selected Group Exhibitions
June 2018 mutabilis Mu Studio Gallery, Mosman, NSW
May 2016 divergence FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
July 2015 The Printed Surface: ceramics + print Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra
July 2015 PROTEAN NISHI Gallery, Canberra
Oct 2014 Eclectika: Ceramic Artistry for the Table STUR Gallery, Braidwood, NSW
Oct 2014 The Italian Connection The Q Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW
July 2014 Emerging Artists Support Scheme Watson Arts Centre, ACT
Feb 2014 Claybodies: ceraMIX FORM Studio and Gallery, NSW
Sept 2013 Print and Clay Symposium ANCA Gallery Dickson, ACT
Nov 2013 Graduate Exhibition School of Art, Canberra
Markets & Events
2016 + 17 Participant: DESIGN Canberra Festival
2015 Ceramics Marketplace National Gallery of Australia
2013 - 2017 Undercurrent Design Market
2012 - 2015 Art not Apart, multi-arts Festival
Awards & Residencies
August 2018 Finalist, Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche, Paddington NSW
2017 Self-Directed Artist Residency, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Greece
Oct 2016 Finalist, Dying to Talk National Palliative Care Art Prize
2013 Ceramics Technical Emerging Artist Award
2013 Canberra Potters’ Society Emerging Artist Award