Ariel Zimman is the founder, owner, designer, and creator behind RELM STUDIOS. With twenty years of experience as a sculptor and ceramic artist, her single-handed focus on the conception, production, and distribution of each piece affords a thoughtful and distinct aesthetic, as well as the flexibility to craft custom pieces and site-specific installations. Her training in classic ceramic techniques, experience in a high-volume production studio, exhibitions in galleries, work at a museum, and coordinator of a pop-up shop has all informed her studio practice and creations.
Established in 2013, RELM STUDIOS is run out of a studio space in the Ford Building in SE Portland, OR.
Work is available for sale or commission, please visit the shop page. For studio tours, custom work, or other inquiries please visit the contact page.
Ariel fell in love with clay in 3rd grade while taking her first pottery class and has continued to work with the material ever since, incorporating techniques of hand building, slip casting and throwing on the pottery wheel into her creations. Her interests range from utilitarian design to life under the sea. Ariel graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University in 2009.