"Jimmy the Potter". J.R.'s formal background in ceramics began in 1974 in the apprenticeship program at Berea College in Kentucky. Following graduation, J.R. was a studio potter in Florida, California, and Kentucky.
Native of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. He graduated from IUP with a Master's Degree in Art Education. Ron taught art in the public school system for 32 years. He is executes highly decorative and functional lowfire work.
"I began my voyage with clay in southern California in 1968 when my mother-in-law persuaded me to take a class with her at the park. She found she was allergic to clay; I was hooked for life."