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Ron Meyers

Athens, GA

Ron holds a 1967 M.F.A. in ceramics from the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, and a B.S. (1956) and M.S. (1961) degrees in art education from State University College at Buffalo.  He began his college teaching career at the University of South Carolina, from 1967-1972.  He then spent the next twenty years teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens where he is now Professor Emeritus.

Mr. Meyers has an extensive history of professional activities within the ceramics community.  He has been an artist-in-residence at Western Carolina Universityin Cullowee, North Carolina, as well as at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

He served as a juror for the 1999 National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts annual meeting in Columbus, OH and the Utilitarian Ceramic National at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.

He has also conducted lectures, workshops, and demonstrations, most recently at the92nd St. Y in New York City; Worchester Center for Crafts, Worchester, MA; New Mexico Potters Guild, Albuquerque, NM; and the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI. 

Recent exhibition of Mr Meyers’ include:  Taking Measure, American Art at the Millennium in Yoeju, Korea; American Shino at the Babcock Galleries in New York City; and The National Ceramics Invitational, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Working with earthenware, Ron’s functional pots are madein a casual and spontaneous manner reflecting the juiciness of the material as well as the pleasure of the process.  The colored slip paintings that float on the surface integrate a gestural style while trying to tell a story.