Phillip John Romero
Ceramic Artist, PJ Romero Art Works
in El Paso
My work examines the relationship between functional ceramic artwork and human interaction.
My influences include ceramic artists such as Alleghany Meadows to Andy Brayman. These influences have led me to create handmade ceramics and experimentation with digital technologies in clay.
I am inspired to create ceramic work because I heard it once said, “The bowl is the most democratic form.” The meaning of this quote is that the bowl is versatile and is useful for many different purposes.
Ceramics for me, signifies the union of people through the act of partaking in the breaking of bread. The custom of eating with friends and family bonds us through an ageless tradition.
People have always needed functional wares for eating, during different occasions. Many families revolve around food and the kitchen. Ceramic wares and food brings families together for quality time. Without functional ceramic wares, society is destined to eat fast food on paper plates.
It is important for me that my audience is cognizant of certain ideas. One of these ideas is, when we come together to share a meal, we need to put away technology and social media. We should sit down and eat and share our daily musings and recognize human connection.
I believe that just as no two people are the same, no two ceramic pieces are the alike. Which adds to their individuality and freedom of expression in my ceramic work.
PHILLIP JOHN'S PRESENTATIONS
A Passion and a Process
BY PHILLIP JOHN ROMERO
@ VOL 19
ON JUN 28, 2018
Phillip John Romero’s work examines the relationship between functional ceramic artwork and human interaction. Phillip loves to talk about the process involved in ceramics, which include an individual's successes as well as their failures. Phillip’s idea is that when we come together to share a meal, we need to put away technology and social media.