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MEYERS, RON
MEYERS, RON
GEORGIA

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Working in clay and making functional pottery has never been a problem for me. I have never felt the need to dismiss or disregard the concept of function because it was something less than art. I have never found making useful pieces confining or restrictive. In fact, I find that the opposite seems true. The longer I stay involved, the more alternatives and possibilities there are that seem to present themselves. Along with the functional aspects of the piece, I strive to have the end product reflect my own sensitivity and awareness to the material itself and its traditions. The pieces that I'm most pleased with are those that come closest to best integrating the form and surface, the spontaneity and fluidity of the clay along with the object's use.


Ron Meyers holds a 1967 MFA degree in ceramics from the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, and BS (1956) and MS (1961) degrees in art education from State University of New York College at Buffalo. He taught at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC from 1967-1976. He then spent the next 20 years teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens where her retired as Professor Emeritus.

Ron has an extensive history of professional activities within the ceramics community. He has presented numerous workshops and demonstrations in the United States and abroad, most recently at the Lill Street Studio in Chicago, IL, Arrowmont School of Crafts, the Huntington Museum of Art, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Curaumilla Clay Studio in Chile.

Recent exhibition include a one-person exhibit and the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; "Six South Carolina Innovators in Clay". Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; the Regis Master Exhibit at the Norther Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; Trace Gallery, Athens, GA; and AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

His works are in the collections of the Wiseman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; The Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC.

He was the recipient of the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts Excellence in Teaching Award and the Northern Clay Center's 2008 Regis Masters Award which honors senior artists who have had a major impact on the development of 20th and 21st century ceramics in the United States.

EDUCATION
1967
School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, MFA Ceramics
1961
State University College at Buffalo, MS Art Education
1956
State University College at Buffalo, BS Art Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - TEACHING
1972-1992
University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Retired, Emeritus
1967-1972
University of South Carolina, Columbia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - RELATED TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts and Humanities, Windham, NY
Curaumilla Art Center, Curaumilla, Chile
Archie Bray Foundation for the Arts, Helena, MT
Bellamy Studio, Halibut Cove, AK
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
West Virginia Studies Abroad Program, Jingdezhen, China
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Pottery Workshop in Tuscany, Certaldo, Italy
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
University of Alaska, Juneau, AK
Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Chester Springs, Chester Springs, PA
Clay Factory, Tampa, FL
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Penland School, Penland, NC
Wesleyan Potters Guild, Middletown, CT
Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
Bascom Pottery Symposium, Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
Pinecroft Center for the Arts, Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Arkansas Clay Center, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
College of Lake Country, Grayslake, IL
Baylor University, Waco, TX
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Walnut Creek Studios, Walnut Creek, CA
El Camino College, Torrance, CA
Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
Seward Park Clay Studio, Seattle, WA
Sturt Woodfire Conference, Mittagong NSW, Australia, 2008
2008 National Symposium, Utilitarian Clay V, Celebrate the Object, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Regis Master Series Lecture, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Cub Creek Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Appomattox, VA
Mudfire Studios, Atlanta, GA
Clarke College, Dubuque, IA
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, KA
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Crealde School of Art, Winterpark, FL
Casper Community College, Casper, WY
San Juan Community College, Farmington, NM
Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park IL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Florida Craftsmen Guild, St. Petersburg, FL
Highwater Clay Co, Asheville, NC
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, FL
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH
NC Potters Conference, Asheboro, NC
Rudy Autio, Ron Meyers, “Clay: An Artist’s Canvas”, Finch Studio, Bailey, NC
Northern Iowa University, Cedar Falls, IA
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada
Utah State University, Logan, UT
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Fusion: ACC, SE Regional Conference, Longwood College, Farmville, VA
Worchester Center for Crafts, Worchester, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Pocosin Arts Cabin Fever Reliever II, Columbia, NC
New Mexico Potters Guild, Albuquerque, NM
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Functional Ceramics Workshop, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Drawing Across the Media, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, Winston Salem, NC
2000 National Symposium, Utilitarian Clay III: Celebrate the
Object, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Arizona Clay Association, Phoenix, AZ
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
University of Houston Clearlake, Clearlake, TX
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts Conference, Columbus, OH
Florida Craftsman Conference, Tallahassee, FL
Lill Street Galleries, Chicago, IL
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
MEYERS, AUTIO, VOULKOS, Peter Callas Studios, Belvidere, NJ
Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Odyssey Studios, Highwater Clays, Asheville, NC
Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IO
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Virginia Clay Conference, Front Royal, VA
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Portland, Or
Alabama Clay Conference, Florence, AL
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Richboro, PA
Potters Gathering, Cedar Lakes Craft Center, Ripley, WV
POTS: Focus on Functional Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC
Penland School, Penland, NC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - JUROR
History in the Making, Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY
Northern Clay Center, McKnight Residency Awards
“The Useful Teapot”, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
“In Our Cups”, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo,
Bush Foundation Artist Fellow Awards, Minneapolis, MN
“Utilitarian Ceramic National”, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
“Handcrafted Exhibition”, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
1999 National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts, National Exhibition, Columbus, OH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - CURATOR
Red Clay Menagerie, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
Wood Fired Ceramics II, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
“From Shoulder to Foot“, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA
“Wood Fired Ceramics“, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA

EXHIBITIONS - ONE MAN
One Man Retrospective: Ron Meyers, a Potters Menagerie, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
Piedmont College, Mason-Scharenster Museum, Demorest, GA
Ron Meyers, Walter Gropius Master Art Series, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Signature Shop: 2007, The Usual Suspects
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, KA
Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Ron Meyers and the Royal Canadians, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA
AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Brescia University, Owensboro, KY
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Moreau Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
RON MEYERS, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Ron Meyers: Thirty Years, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair , FL
A.K. Hinds Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC
Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
W.B. Grey Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, SC

EXHIBITIONS - TWO MAN & GROUP SHOWS
“Figure in Clay”, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Yama Project, NCECA 2012, Seattle, WA
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Legacy, Mentor, Mentee Exhibit, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
SC 6—Six South Carolina Innovators in Clay, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
“Exhibit—Go Figure”, Ron Meyers, Robert Brady, Jenny Mendes, Trax Gallery, Berkley, CA
2008-2009 Regis Masters Exhibition, Ron Meyers, Patti Warashina, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Ron Meyers and Friends, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Soft Beauty of Traditional Shinos: Momoyama Era, Concord University, Athens, WV
Bill Broulliard-Ron Meyers, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
Akar: Robert Brady-Ron Meyers, Iowa City, IA
Form and Function, Westmont College, Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
From One Hand to Another, Guildford College of Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art, traveling show
Longevity-Legacy Invitational, C. Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Legacy and Innovation in Contemporary Clay, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
Legacy—Meyers, McCauley and Schulman, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
National Figure Ceramic Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
Visceral Vessel, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Gas It Up: Salt, Soda and Slip, Potters Guild of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Sphere of Influence, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL
Animal Instincts, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Elevating the Utilitarian: Transforming the Vessel Through Surface
Decoration, Parkland College, Champaign, IL
21st Century Ceramics in the US and Canada, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Perspectives, Georgia Potters and Collectors, Watkinsville, GA
Six Potters by the Sea, Stewart-Kummer Gallery, Guala, CA
Ceramic Functional Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
Edinboro University National Ceramics Invitational, Edinboro, PA
Funtional Connections, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
“Body In Clay”, Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO
NY Teaparty, Dai Ichi Gallery, New York, NY
Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium,
WOCEK Exhibition, Yeoju, Korea
American Shino, Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
Muses of the Wild: Animal inspirations, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Mug Shots, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Great Teachers: Great Legacies, WDO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
TWELVE POTTERS: Contemporary American Pottery, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
Potters Colloquium and Exhibition, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Figures: Alone and Together, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Handmade: Shifting Paradigms, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Redware: Tradition and Beyond, Clay Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
EBERLE, KRAUS, MEYERS--Storytellers, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
MEYERS-SIMON, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
Salt and Soda, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
“On the Surface”. Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Common Borders, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Wood Fired Ceramics, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MS
Message in a Bottle, Contemporary Pictorial Pots, Hand Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
Ron Meyers, Michael Simon, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Vessels: Three Views; Dailey, Meyers, Turner, Milliken Art Gallery, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Figure in Clay, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
47th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Claremont College, Claremont, CA
New Clay at the Nash, K.E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
20th Functional Ceramics Show, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Potter’s Potters, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Closures, Northwest Clay symposium, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

HONORS & AWARDS
Regis Master, National Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008

COLLECTIONS
Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Nora Eccles Harrison, Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Wiseman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI
Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA