What clay body do you use?
Primary forming method?
Primary firing temperature?
Favorite surface treatment?
"I use white slip and heavy imprinting as my preferred surface".
Describe your studio environment.
How/Where do you market & sell your artwork?
"Most of my marketing and selling my artwork comes from personal connections, word of mouth, local shows and art fairs. My future goals are to expand my market exposure into FaceBook, Instagram and to secure a local and national galleries".
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Did you come to pottery from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to other artists?
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
During my BFA/MFA studies I had workshop with Robert Irwin. Irwin said "keep your perceptions wide open, never narrow your thoughts".
During my years in digital technology I had the pleasure of training Philip Pearlstein, the figurative painter, on an early electronic painting system. During those sessions he taught me how to start every drawing with first placing small dots on the contours of the perceived figure you are drawing.
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Clay will speak to you if you are willing to listen.
Clay will show you paths to take if you are willing to take risks.
Textural surfaces and its relationship to form and functionality has been my focus for the past several years. As I continue this clay path I am constantly intrigued with new shapes and forms both organic and technology produced. Whether these textures and forms are machine made or by nature, I am willing to imprint into clay and follow it directions to a completed work of art.
Ron Loyd has a BFA and MFA in Painting and Ceramics from Texas Tech University. He has studied Animation at the School for Visual Arts and Film Studies at New York University, New York, NY. He studied with renowned ceramicist Bill Van Gilder.
As an educator, he taught numerous Fine Arts programs in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for fifteen years. He was selected in 2004 a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher and Washington Post Fellow sponsored by the Japanese Embassy.
Earlier in his professional career, he tutored world-renowned artist Philip Pearlstein for his first laser CD “Drawing the Figure”. He coordinated music videos for Andy Warhol’s Factory and Island Record’s Will Powers. Supervised album covers for CBS Records and MCA’s Joe Ely. As a Director of Corporate Marketing Services, he implemented worldwide corporate identity programs, created product marketing materials, supervised annual reports, coordinated national tradeshow/sales conferences, and managed corporate web sites.