Dark Woodfire Bird Cup by Ryan Myers
Handmade by Ryan Myers in Madison, WI.
Ryan Myers creates objects that join the realms of sculpture and utility.
Toys, Latin American ceramics, architecture, human relationships with the environment, and the American folk face jug tradition started by early American potters influence Ryan's work. His vessels are created using a combination of thrown and hand-building processes. Many pieces are fired multiple times to achieve the desired effect. Each object carries its own story and history that is created as the viewer relates to that vessel, and uses it in their daily life.