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Ron Hand

Biography to Display: 

1945 Born

2017 Died Center Hall, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

BS Art Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

MS Ceramics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978-2017 Studio Artist and Senior Exhibition Designer, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

BIOGRAPHY

Ron Hand is known for functional and decorative pottery. Works range from precision thrown and altered vessels to wabi sabi  teabowls, produced using a Japanese aesthetic that values roughness and asymmetry. Hand’s work was most often created from stoneware clay that he dug and processed in central Pennsylvania. Pieces are most often thrown on the potter’s wheel and altered in the greenware stage. Works feature a variety of earth toned glazes. Occasionally, loosely painted glaze or stain line drawings featuring animals, or abstract patterning appear on the surfaces of Hand's ware

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Palmer Museum at the Arboretum, University Park, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California

 

 

Typical Marks
Quatrefoil Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 2012.5.1
Photo: TMP
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 2012.5.1
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 16, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/hand