Ronald G. Campbell was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Whitmer High School in Toledo. He also attended the University of Toledo, studying Engineering, Machine and Tool Design.
“While in high school one of our requirements was a shop class and I choose to take wood shop. There we spent time making small boxes and also some lathe time.
I worked my entire career in the garment industry for manufacturing companies working both product development and sales. The last 12 years were spent as President of Nye Uniform in Grand Rapids. In March of 2007 we sold the business and retired.
In the spring of 2009, I bought my first lathe. Remembering that high school class, I thought I would go back and see if I would like to turn again. Also in the summer of 2009, I attended classes at John C Campbell Folk Art School. That did more to improve my artistic attitude toward turning. I have also taken classes at Woodcraft stores in Tucson, Phoenix, and Grand Rapids. Currently I’m teaching classes at Woodcraft Grand Rapids.
I have done demos at the American Association of Woodturners Symposiums in 2011 and 2012 for Carter Products, a Michigan based company. I work as a tool consultant for them during the year.”
Some of Ron’s newest works are shown below.
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ARTengage Gallery, Rockford, MI
Muskegon Art Museum Gift Shop
Woodturning Design Magazine Contributor
Lathe Assembly (youtube video)
Carter Products (youtube video)
Geek Group and Hollow Roller (youtube video)
Geek Group (youtube video)
Past President, Grand River Woodturners
Secretary, Nate Brahier 797 Foundation
Art Prize 2010, 2011, 2012
Shows and Events
2011 Regional Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 Gallery 213, Greenville, MI
2010 Art Prize, “Recovered Ruins”, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 Regional Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, “ Recovered Ruins”
2010 Tubac Art Festival, Tumocacori Gallery, Tumocacori, AZ