Terry Fromm grew up in Milwaukee, WI, and took her first junior art classes at the Milwaukee Art Institute. After getting a degree in Medical Technology from Marquette University and taking a long detour in a technical career at ExxonMobil, Terry now spends her time as a full-time artist and metalsmith living in Houston.
Terry began working with metal in 2010, taking her first jewelry classes with Courtney Grey at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, Texas. She has participated in metals workshops at Penland School of Crafts with Lola Brooks in 2011, and with Ndidi Ekubia in 2014; at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts with Michael Good in 2012; and at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts with John Cogswell. She is currently enrolled in the Diploma Certificate Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art, where she has studied with Sandie Zilker, Nathan Dube, and Jan Harrell.
Terry’s metal art is constructed from a variety of metals that are often manipulated so that they mimic the look and characteristics of other softer materials. Inspired by flowing forms observed both in nature and in draping textiles, she creates small quantities of finely crafted jewelry and small sculptural vessels by transforming flat sheets of metal into simple, sculptural forms with an illusion of softness and movement. During her residency at HCCC, she plans to develop a cohesive body of sculptural work exploring the interplay of materials and properties.
Terry’s work has been exhibited in “CraftTexas 2014” at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; “The Glassell School of Art Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2015 and 2013;” “Rising Eyes of Texas 2015;” Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX (a statewide juried exhibition for undergraduate and graduate students emerging in the visual arts); and “Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations,” Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2015. She is currently the president of the Houston Metal Arts Guild (HMAG) and a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).
Terry will be with HCCC in July and August, 2015. To learn more about her work,visit www.terryfromm.com.