“Beach Rotary”, 26” x 26” x 2” – ceramic and wood dowels
Covid Looping, Ceramic and Steel base, 17" x 16" x 5"
Curvaceous #2, Ceramic and steel base, 16" x14" x 4"
Rain and Wind Event,  Wall relief, 18” x 24” x 2” – ceramic tiles and wood frame.
Rerouting, Ceramic, 20" diameter x 1"
Tropical Journey, 20" x 1", Ceramic
Tropical Journey, 20" x 1", Ceramic
 “Woven Wall", 14” x 9” x 4” – ceramic and steel base
River, Rods (view #1) | metal and ceramic sculpture, 26” x 20” x 5”
River, Rods (view #2) | metal and ceramic sculpture, 26” x 20” x 5”
Purple Striped Mollusk Totem | metal and ceramic sculpture, 52” x 11” x 5”
Red Mollusk Totem | 2014, stoneware, cone 6 glazes, steel base, 54” x 16” x 6”
 2 Striped Mollusks (side view) | 2015, stoneware, cone 6 glazes, 6” x 20” x 20” (Black and white) 9” x 17” x 17” (Blue, black and silver)
 Around the City, details, 48” x 10” x 10”- ceramic and steel base.
“Around the City- Totem”, 48” x 10” x 10” – ceramic and steel base.
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Diane Marimow

Philadelphia, PA


Artist Statement

My latest work--totems, sculptures and wall reliefs-- are inspired by my specific memories, both emotional or physical. For instance, the ceramic marine mollusks are reminiscent of my trips to the beach. My newest totems reflect my interest in exploring the city's architecture, construction and traffic patterns.
My abstract clay sculpture and wallscapes also show how I've studied movement as the clay moves, twist and rolls- flowing in space.
These organic forms are made from slab-constructed and extruded coils of clay, which have been draped over molds. The molds are often made with recycled materials like styrofoam, plastic lids and tennis balls.
The glazed surfaces reflect the colors, textures and patterns found in nature and in man-made forms. These 3-D organic sculptures and wall reliefs represent my positive perspective on life. Viewers have an opportunity to derive their own personal interpretation – whether my art evokes images that are figurative, natural or non-objective.

Artist Biography

Diane Marimow is currently a Philadelphia ceramic artist as well as an educator. For 8 years, until the pandemic, she taught in the Education Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Recently, Diane has taught clay classes at the Smith Playground Day Camp and clay classes for adults and children in her studio at 1241 Carpenter Street in Philadelphia. Last winter Diane also gave tours of the sculpture surrounding City Hall.
Diane received a graduate degree in Art from Tyler School of Art and taught art to children and young adults in public and independent schools on the East Coast for more than 30 years.
Diane has exhibited her ceramic sculptures and wall pieces in galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and Arizona. Her sculptures reside in private collections throughout the U.S.- including one that was purchased by the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.


Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
BA, Liberal Arts


Berman Institute of Bioethics at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Philadelphia Sculptors
2007 - Present
Associate Artist, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2007 – Present
Museum Educator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


9/2016 - 1/2017
Constructing Organics, South Tower Gallery, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
2015 – 2016
Of The Sea, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A, Philadelphia, PA
Wallscapes, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA
Cityscapes, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA

Our Say in Clay, Artspace 1241, Philadelphia, PA
Wallspaces #2, The Waverly Gallery
Philadelphia Sculptors Presents, Philadelphia City Hall, PA
Plates, Platters, And Nothing Else Matters, Long Beach Island Foundation, Long Beach Island, NJ
Triennial Art Exhibit, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Opposites Attract- Collaborative Installations, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Ceramics Invitational, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton, NJ
Juried Exhibition
Eleven Associate Artists of The Clay Studio, Clay College of Cumberland County, Millville, NJ
Jersey Shore Clay National 2010, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ
Juried Exhibition
Merging Paths in Clay, Center for Emerging Visual Artists Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition
Abstract Clay – Form and Surface, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition
Biennial Juried Ceramic Exhibit, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Juried Exhibition
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