​Ron Vallis

Ron is currently working with Martin Peters at the Dunbar Pottery in Vancouver and is a retired cultural worker. He is interested in the simple domestic vessel as an artistically expressive object within the discipline of the traditional tools of hand, wheel and fire. Ron graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University) and studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited at the Ping Gallery and the Gallery of BC Ceramics in Vancouver, and at the Exit Gallery and Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff. His work was included in the exhibition Thrown: Influences and Intentions of West Coast Ceramics at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC in 2004 and High Fire Culture at the Belkin Satellite Gallery. For many years he served on the Board or as President of the Potters’ Guild of BC and on the Boards of the BC Highland Dance Association and United Scottish Cultural Society. Ron has been a member of the Board of the NWCF since 1997, serving as Vice-President from 1997 to 2000 and as President from 2001 until 2016. For more on his work, please see Dunbar Pottery