December 19, 2015 - July 13, 2016
ceramist Diane Marimow is inspired by the sea – its shells and marine life. Her
3-dimensional abstractions emulate the growth and movement of sea creatures,
particularly mollusks such as snails, clams, and conch. Marimow’s objects are typically
circular curvilinear shapes textured with spirals and shallow indentations and patterned
glazed stripes. Marimow’s forms capture the sensation of life underwater with their
graceful, undulating curves giving them the appearance of floating on the ocean’s
creates both singular objects and totemic sculptures where multiple forms are stacked
vertically. The totems feature circular - sometimes conical - shapes nestled
together one atop the other. Each individual object on the totem appears to
have regenerated itself from the others. There is a familial sense among the
multiple elements. And like all species, each is unique in its detail.
has said “that there are tens of thousands of known species of mollusks, more
than enough to stimulate my imagination.” With such vast source material,
Marimow will continue her explorations of the sea.
Marimow is an Associate artist at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, and a museum
educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She received a Master’s degree in
Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and
has exhibited her work throughout the region.