My interest in clay has always been in making useful objects. I have been influenced by and attracted to cultures or individuals that produced useful work in a relaxed or casual manner, work in which the end product reflects the process with which it was made, as well as the individuals touch and human qualities that were left behind by the maker.
The pieces that I make and am most pleased with are those that come closest to integrating form and surface, are spontaneous and reflect the object's use.
AOTP 2017 Living National Treasure
Ron Meyers has been named the first Art of the Pot National Living Treasure. Ron Meyers has said "My next best pot is just around the corner". Always pursuing excellence, Ron is an internationally renowned potter working, teaching and exhibiting for more than 50 years, and his influence is seen worldwide. He handles clay in a natural, fresh manner and the surface drawings of feral animals and critters are fun and engaging without losing their sophistication.