Introduction

My original concentration was in education, painting and printmaking at Mass College of Art in Boston MA (1976) Landscape elements, plants, stones and stone formations were a favorite subject matter. During graduate school, I enrolled in a ceramics class and was hooked. My professor and later friend and mentor, John Heller took me under his wing and introduced me to the wonders of clay. We studied the wheel, hand building and sculpture, stoneware, porcelain and of course Raku firing. I immediately fell in love with the immediacy and wonder of the Raku process. Recently, I have rekindled my love of high fired functional ceramics, handmade brushes, mixed media and gardening as well. The natural landscape, Water, Earth, Fire, the basic elements of clay and good craftsmanship remain an inspiration to this day. I recently retired from 35 years of teaching art at Brockton high school and Bridgewater State University. I am now a full-time studio artist.

Payment Policy

PayPal preferred. I will also accept credit card payment over the phone for purchases over $100.00. Checks must clear before shipping is made.

Shipping Policy

I ship USPS priority mail insured exclusively.

Refund & Exchange Policy

Returns: Please contact me via Email within 3 days if you are dissatisfied with your purchase. After a safe arrival back in my studio, I will return your purchase price. (Shipping charges are not refundable.) Buyer pays all shipping and packing charges. Returns: Please contact me via Email within 3 days if you are dissatisfied with your purchase. After a safe arrival back in my studio, I will return your purchase price. (Shipping charges are not refundable.) Buyer pays all shipping and packing charges. * Damaged items If your purchase arrives damaged, You must keep all the parts and packing materials in order for a claim to be properly filed. This can all be done online. * Shipment: Shipping in the USA and overseas is usually USPS Priority mail - insured. Paid in full by the buyer prior to shipping.

Contact Information

Ron Mello Studio Arts, 8 Joseph Robert lane, Middleboro MA 02346, www.ronmellostudioarts.com, 508-941-2149 business cell, Email: rmello1@comcast.net

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