Today’s video is of one of our favorite artists, Ron Nagle. In 2014 he lectured at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Center states of the presentation:
Above image: Ron Nagle, Balky Caucaus, 2014, mixed media, 5 x 4.75 x 2.75 inches
Ron Nagle was born in San Francisco, California in 1939. He is an Artist, Musician and Songwriter. Nagle has been making work and teaching for over fifty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent 35 years teaching at Mills College in Oakland, CA and retired in 2009. Originally, Nagle worked solely with the cup form but over the years he has moved towards making small scale sculpture with an occasional return to the vessel. Early in his career, Nagle worked closely with Peter Voulkos at the University of California-Berkeley. He then began exploring the possibilities of low fire ceramics and glazes. Taking a cue from Ken Price’s low fire processes Nagle began working almost exclusively in earthenware. Nagle is represented in many Museum and Private collections around the world and has received many prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, an Academy Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011, and most recently was featured at the 2013 Venice Biennial.
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