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MCKERLEY, RYAN
MCKERLEY, RYAN
TEXAS

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Firstly, I make Porcelain Objects (P.O.s) because I am programmed to by my DNA. I was born this way. I could do something else, but this is the rightest thing for me to do.

Secondly, I make (P.O.s) for myself. I make what I want most of the time.

After that, I make (P.O.s) to get money so I can go to rock'n'roll shows, throw parties and get respect.

Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it.

BIOGRAPHY
Ryan McKerley has been a full-time studio potter since 1995. He makes contemporary functional stoneware and porcelain vessels, which are fired in a wood or soda kiln. Ryan has taught at the Laguna Gloria Art School in Austin and the Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio. He continues to give workshops in schools across Texas and in his studio.

EDUCATION
1991-1995
Abilene Christian University, B.F.A. College of Fine Arts, Abilene, TX
1995-2003
Apprentice: Billy Ray Mangham, Sleeping Dog Studio, San Marcos, TX

PUBLICATIONS
2006
“Working for Others or Yourself: It’s a Choice”, Ceramics Monthly (cover image), March
2005
“Art of the Pot Studio Tour”, Ceramics Monthly, May
“Ryan McKerley: Potter”, Austin American-Statesman, May 5
2003
“East Austin Craft”, Tribeza Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, April

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2008-2011
"Yunomi Invitational", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2010
"Featured Artist", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2009
"30 X 5", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Gifted 2" The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2008
"Utilitarian Clay V: Invited Artists Exhibition" Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
"From Texas: In One Form or Another" Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
2004-2008
"La Mesa", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2000-2008
"Just Been Fired" Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
2007
"Plates and Platters: Salon Style" The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2003
"New Ceramics" Artfarm Gallery, Austin, TX

GALLERIES
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
AKAR, Iowa city, IA
18 Hands, Houston, TX

ORGANIZATIONS
Art of the Pot Studio Tour – Founding member
East Austin Studio Tour
Texas Clay Arts Association
Greater Austin Clay Artists

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2005-2008
Instructor, Allan Elementary, Austin, TX
2006-2008
Instructor, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX
2005
Instructor, St. Elmo Elementary, Austin, TX
2003-2005
Instructor, Learning Community School, Austin, TX
2000-2005
Instructor, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
1999-2003
Instructor, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX

Workshops
2010
Metchosin, Vancouver Island, BC
Mudfire, Atlanta, GA
2009
Lone Star Community College, Houston, TX
2008
Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas, TX
Fredericksburg Art School, Fredericksburg, TX
Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, TX
2007
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Fredericksburg Art School, Fredericksburg, TX
2006
Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV