Reception: Saturday, Dec. 6 - 6 pm • 8 pm Ron Meyers is an internationally known artist whose work spans over 30 years. Known for his loose, whimsical-pictorial approach to utilitarian pottery, Ron’s work is collected both here and abroad. Ron received an MA in Art Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology for American Craftsmen, and recently retired from the University of Georgia as Professor Emeritus.
Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1 - 6pm • 8 pm “There are no glazes or slips on the exterior of my pots. Functional pots have been lined with a shino glaze and are food safe. The surface variations you see are the result of the interaction of the clay body, heat, and soda. If you look at the pieces closely, you can see how each pot tells the story of what happened to it during the firing; how close it was to the source of heat and soda, it's location in relation to other pots in the stack, and how it reacted to atmospheric changes that occurred in the kiln. The interaction of clay, heat, and soda can produce everything from thick, sparkly white frosting, to brilliant oranges and yellows, to mysterious grays and blacks. The effect can be subtle and quiet, or strikingly colorful. As with any atmospheric firing, the results cannot be totally controlled. That can be exciting or frustrating or both, but to me, it's always an adventure.”
Reception: Saturday, Dec. 6 - 6pm • 8pm “Being a second-generation potter, my rural home was alive with handmade objects. This influenced both my growth as a person and as an artist. I envision my pottery in people’s homes, filling their cabinets, displayed out on dining room tables, and laying used and enjoyed at the bottom of a sink. The home represents a place for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. I want my pots to be a part of the conversations and stories that are shared during times of celebration as well as day-to-day happenings.”
Located in Bakersville, NC, offers one of the largest selections of contemporary studio ceramics in the country. The vast and selective scope of work represented in the gallery is inspiring both to enthusiasts and artists alike.