Fran Romano is a Canberra-based ceramist. A graduate of ANU School of Art, she is inspired by memory, history and nostalgia; experimenting with surface texture, layering and photographic imagery. In 2018 she was awarded an Emerging Contemporaries prize from Craft ACT: craft + design Centre. Fran dabbled with clay as a hobbyist for many years. Balancing this with her career in the community/human services sector. In 2011 she found herself enrolling in a Ceramics Diploma at the Art School and immersing herself into the world of clay. She has been up to her elbows in mud ever since!