Shirley Gromen

Arlington, VA

The combination of the graphic surface with a 3-dimensional form is what I am exploring in my ceramic work. The natural world found in and near the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the images that I incorporate. Rockfish, sandpipers, jellyfish, terrapins and more might populate the surface of my forms. My forms use a porcelain clay body and are either thrown or hand built. I carve the basic design on leather hard clay before coating with a black terra sigillata.
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