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Monday, February 23, 2015

Featured potter: Brian Ransom

My son, Tai Rogers, studied with Brian Ransom, the professor of Visual Arts, ceramics department at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and musician using his own creations.  And thus Tai began his own ceramics journey when he graduated in 2001.
Brian Ransom

Brian just posted on Face Book and Tai shared it, so I'm sharing it with you..
"Hey all of you crazy facebookers, my big news is that I've packed up an sent my show to W. Hollywood LA! One week from tonight, February 28th at 6:00 PM I open my new show of figurative whistling vessels at Couturier Gallery. you can check out the details on my site: here's a piece I'll be showing.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 19:00 to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 19:00

Cave Whistling water vessel 2

And this summer at Penland School of Crafts Brian will teach a class from
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 09:30 to Friday, June 21, 2013 - 16:00
Creating Musical Instruments and Sound Sculptures 
Students in this class will make and tune a variety of ceramic musical instruments and sound-producing sculptures. The class will cover many of the handbuilding, throwing, and assembling techniques I use to make my own sounding sculptures and musical instruments. We will cover clay bodies, firing techniques (particularly vapor firing) and the formal and informal sculptural processes used in creating sounding ceramics.

Brian Ransom, professor of visual art at Eckerd College (FL); National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright-Hays fellowships; musical compositions used in film soundtracks and ballet scores; exhibitions: Baltimore Clayworks, Mint Museum (NC), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia).


  1. Wow, those are beautiful. I looked at his class at Penland.

  2. I met Brian at NCECA when it was in Tampa a few years ago. We also went to the exhibit at Ekerd, the poster from the exhibit is hanging in our studio. His work is pretty cool.

    1. Oh thanks for reminding me, I think I've got that poster somewhere also. My son had some pieces in the Eckerd exhibit and he (and Brian of course) were at NCECA. I only went to galleries, some of which were fabulous.


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