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.
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.
1973 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA M.A.Ed
1969 Elmira College, Elmira, NY BA, Liberal Arts
Berman Institute of Bioethics at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD