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Ron Mello

Biography to Display: 

Born, Shirley, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

BFA Art Education and Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

MAT Fine Art, Ceramics, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

United States Air Force, 4 years

Art teacher, public schoolsBrockton, Massachusetts

Graduate ceramics Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Taught drawing and painting, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

 

Ron Mello’s work ranges from functional pieces made with stoneware and porcelain to sculptural pieces based on the vessel form. The functional pieces are fired in gas or electric kilns. The sculptural pieces are burnished before being bisque fired and then fired in atmospheric conditions including saggars, naked raku, and raku.

Other creative work includes brush making, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Mello is interested in mixing media, including pottery, painting, glass, and computer imaging.    

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Tourtillott, Suzanne. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design, v. 2.  New York, NY: Lark Books, 2013. 

 

 

Website(s):

http://www.ronmellostudioarts.com/

 

Typical Marks
2015
Burnished Vessel b 225
Date: 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Burnished, Saggar Fired
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Tea Bowls
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Saggar Fired
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Vessel
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Woodfire
Photo: Artist
Platter
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Vessel 168
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Burnished, Woodfire
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 23, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/mello