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Coming Friday: Ron Meyers

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

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Ceramicist Ron Meyers is credited with helping revitalize American studio pottery with his functional earthenware vessels and other forms, carved and painted with animals — rats, bats, rabbits, etc. The Arkansas Arts Center opens a show of his work tomorrow, March 22, called "Ron Meyers: A Potter's Menagerie," that will include 100 works by the artist.

Here's his artist's statement, from Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana:

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.

As you can see from the flier above (click to enlarge), the Friends of Contemporary Craft will bring the artist and the film "Ron Meyers and the Usual Suspects" to the Arts Center on April 7. The event begins at 5 p.m.; tickets are $5 for FOCC members and $10 for non-members.

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