His work is about love.
for the past 20 years he has been extensively involved with highly decorative and functional lowfire work. His use of color and design on each individual piece is quite elaborate.
Many of Ron's creations are included in museums and private collections nationally and internationally. AMACO has added a large low-fire vase as part of their permanent collection, most recently the Carousel Horse Platter is part of the 2017 "Art of the State" exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pa. His work has appeared in many other juried, invitational shows and can be seen in many galleries around the country.
From the Artist:
Joseph Campbell paraphrasing Kant states "the best things can't be told because they transcend thought". Those things we most enjoy cannot be explained; a flower blooming, the touch of a loved one's hand, a baby's smile.
My experiences with my work are that way. I cannot properly put into words the feel of the clay in my hands; the growth of the pots as they change from a shapeless mass into a bowl, casserole or vase; the look of the dry glazes as I decorate; the touch and visual experience as it comes from the kiln.
I am at a loss when trying to explain the pleasure derived from a vase holding flowers, a casserole being cooked in, bowls used to serve in or a platter simply being enjoyed visually.
I want to make good pots for people to enjoy functionally, visually and tactually.