Denise Romecki


    Growing up near Presque Isle State Park on the shores of Lake Erie I developed an affinity for the natural world.  I find the changing seasons, the cycles and intricacies of nature’s design intriguing.  I also feel a heightened awareness and a spiritual renewal when hiking, walking a beach, or just being in my garden. Through my hands clay becomes the connection between my creative process and the allure of nature. Narrative, symbolic, or decorative, my organic sculptures bring to mind the raw elements of trees, plants, earth, and water. Each piece is original, hand sculpted from stoneware clay requiring at least two kiln firings.

    Originally from Erie, PA, I received my BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and MFA from the Ohio State University. I have been exhibiting my sculpture since 1978 and my work can be found in businesses, private homes, and museums throughout the country. It has also been featured in publications including "500 Animals in Clay" and "The Best of 500 Ceramics" both published by Lark Books. Currently I am teaching at the Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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