Ronald G. Campbell

 

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.

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“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.

Cherry burl, 12 x 7, $300.

Cherry burl, 12 x 7, $300.

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.

"Sherbet Vase", 5" tall, cast from resin  and cholla cactus

“Sherbet Vase”, 5″ tall, cast from resin and cholla cactus

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.
Please click any of the thumbnails to see the full image.

 

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Shows and Events

2015 Grand Rapids Regional Art Exhibition, Vandenberg Jewelers Award
2014 Grand Rapids Regional Art Exhibition, Festival Jurors award
2013 Grand Rapids Regional Art Exhibition
2011 Art Prize, “ A Walk on the Beach”, Grand Rapids, MI
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