Ron D. Cook owns and operates a pottery studio located on 96 acres of rolling hills just east of Liberty, Illinois. “This beautiful and inspiring setting provides the perfect location for my freestyle, natural design pottery style. Most production starts with very little direction or planning while enjoying what I often referred to as the “freedom of clay” to let the next pottery piece take shape”. Working mostly with mid-fire stoneware, ware produced are a mix of decorative art to light use functional pieces. With a studio set up for reduction or Raku firing techniques, combined with wheel thrown, slab roll, extruded or a combination of techniques the variety of final work is constantly evolving.
Cook has a degree in Fine Arts and Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a member of the Great River Artisans and the Corridor Artists. His award winning pottery has exhibited locally at galleries and shows.