Ron Gallas earned his BA from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where he worked with Warren MacKenzie and Curt Hoard.
His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Apprenticeship Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Craftmen’s Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Faculty Enrichment Grant, and a Ford Foundation Matching Funds Grant. Regional, national, and international exhibitions pepper his resume. Gallas has given numerous lectures and conducted workshops throughout the United States in the past 30 years.
His work can be found in The Craft and Art of Clay; Low Fire Ceramics: A New Direction in American Clay; Salt Glazed Ceramics; and The History of American Ceramics. Gallas’ teaching assignments have included the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; and St. Olaf College, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Art.
Recent exhibitions include Duffy and Partners Design Agency Group Invitational Exhibition and the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.