Marney McDiarmid is a self-taught potter who creates slab-built ceramic pieces known for their grace, whimsy, and unusual beauty. The pieces are finely constructed to emphasize porcelain’s potential for translucence, highlighting the object’s fragility and sensuousness. In much of her work she combines found objects, organic materials, text, stamps, photo transfer and decals to explore our construction of nature as a source of replenishment.
She currently maintains an active studio practice and teaches in a variety of settings. Exhibition history includes Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston, ON), Wall Space (Ottawa, ON), and the View Gallery (Old Forge, NY). Her work has been featured in the National Post and in Lark Books’ 500 Prints on Clay.