BIO

 

I received my BFA at MICA in Baltimore and my MFA in ceramics at The Ohio State University. I worked as a graphic designer for many years before returning to the ceramic studio.

 

From the day I first walked into the ceramic studio as an undergraduate student clay has captivated me
with the possiblities of combining
the 3-D form with 2-D imagery. The imagery in my work is influenced by life in and around the Chesapeake Bay where I grew up. The pieces are narratives of imagined gatherings of the sealife found in the bay and act as vehicles for telling stories of life on
the bay.

 

 

 

PROCESS

 

sgraffito

The forms are thrown or handbuilt with a cone 6 porcelain clay body. The general design is drawn on the leather hard clay then the piece is painted with a black terra sigliatta. I then use an a variety of tools to scratch away the black sig revealing the white clay body. The work is the bisque fired to cone 06. The piece is then glazed and fired to cone 6.

 

 

 

 

RESUME

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Ceramics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1981

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1976

 

Exhibitions

Stories on Clay, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL, Juried by Sue Tirrell, October - November 2016

2016 Workhouse Clay International, Juried by Jack Troy, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA, August - October 2016

Table Top Show 2016, Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, June 2016

Menagerie, Baltimore Clayworks, Juried by Jenny Mendes, May 2016

Invitational, North End Art Gallery, Leonardtown, MD, February 2016

Table Top Show 2015, Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, June 2015

Inspirations, North End Art Gallery, Leonardtown, MD, February 2015

2012 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition, Works on Paper and of Clay, d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA, April-May 2012

Silver City Juried Art Tile Show, Silver City, NM, August-September 2012

Tell Tale Tiles and Fractured Fantasies, Philadelphia's Magic Garden, March 19 - April 19, 2010

All Arlington Salon, Arlington, VA, August 2008

North End Art Gallery, Leonardtown, MD, August 2004

Maryland Institute Alumni Show, Baltimore, MD, June 2003

 

Shows

Studio Show and Sale, Ridge, MD, December 2015

Holiday Show, Lee Arts Center, November 2015

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2015

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2014

Holiday Show, Lee Arts Center, November 2014

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2014

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2012

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2011

Lee Arts Center Holiday Show, Arlington, VA. November 2010

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2010

Lee Arts Center Holiday Show, Arlington, VA, November 2009

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2009

Lee Arts Center Holiday Show, Arlington, VA, November 2007

Lee Arts Center Holiday Show, Arlington, VA. November 2006

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2003

ArtFest, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD, September 2002

 

 

Shirley Gromen

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