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Ron Meyers (b. 1934), Dish with Rooster, ca. 1980s; glazed earthenware, 2 1/2” h x 10 5/8” diameter; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the artist, 2018

Ron Meyers (b. 1934), Dish with Rooster, ca. 1980s; glazed earthenware, 2 1/2” h x 10 5/8” diameter; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the artist, 2018

The whimsical menagerie of “usual suspects” that adorn Ron Meyers’ glazed red earthenware sculptures and utilitarian pots suggests a satirical group of friends and foes that make up his world. His style is casual, prizing the characteristics of Japanese Wabi-Sabi ceramics that are appreciated for the beauty of their asymmetrical, imperfect forms and surfaces. This functional dish adorned by a leering rooster could also hang on a wall as a portrait already framed by a circular black border.