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Ronald Burke

Biography to Display: 

1935 Born

2016 Died


BS education, SUNY Oswego, New York

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


1965 Studio Potter, Rock Tavern, New York

1973-1997 Studio Potter, Shapleigh, Maine

Professor Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

Teacher, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Resident Craftsman, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1998-2005 Teacher Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire



Ronald Burke is known for stoneware functional wares made using a variety of forming techniques including coil and slab building, wheel throwing and extruding. Burk used numerous surface techniques including wax resist. He also made sculptures, bath and kitchen accessories, clocks, and tiles.  In 1998 he ceased full time operation of the pottery and became a teacher.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 1, 2023.