Fran is a ceramic artist and trained social worker who brings a unique perspective to her teaching and student-centred approach.
With a background in community-work around Canberra, Fran Romano has always had a passion for clay. Since indulging that passion more fully and enrolling at ANU School of Art in 2011, Fran has made clay central to her life. In her own art practice she explores ideas of decay, memory and nostalgia through use of layering and surface decoration as well as mixed-media installations. Her production arm, FRATTEMPO, embraces one-off decorative homewares and vessels embracing the same themes.
As a trained social worker, Fran brings a unique perspective to her teaching and a student-centred approach. She feels that the process is just as important as the outcome and aims to make her classes inclusive and friendly.
Currently teaching children’s classes at the Canberra Potters, she looks forward to taking her own adult’s classes in the future.