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About Ron Vavra

Ron used his creative instincts while pursuing a career in the high-powered world of New York City advertising. He rose to the rank of Senior Vice President for one of the most prestigious and creative agencies in the world. Following a great career in advertising, he began to follow his passion of fine art. First he turned wood and became recognized as an innovator and master turner. His work is held in private collections both in the United States and in Europe.

He followed that with his work in ceramics where once again he developed a whole new process that  allowed him to develop forms never before tried in that medium.

More recently, Ron develope a new technique involving fused glass. What lays ahead? Whatever an innovative mind comes up with is the only answer.

What Others have said about his work

Mint Museum Curator Melissa Post:

"Ron has a natural design talent which is revealed in his work by its balance, harmony and elegance of line...artistic excellence, beautiful work."

Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Curator Anne Brennan:

"extraordinary work, unique and beautiful"

Southern Living Magazine:

​"Ron Vavra finds the beauty in insect-marked and weather scarred wood and coaxes out incredible art with unusual skill. He sees beauty in what nature casts down."

Art critic, Wilmington Star-News:

"How does he get such beauty...golden sheen masterpieces...round, voluptuous, exciting."


CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

Grimshaw Fine Art, Taos, NM

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Smith Killian Fine Art, Charleston, SC

Wiford Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Best of America Artists, Book; Kennedy Publishing

Southern Living Magazine, July/August 2006, Feature

Publication for Treatment of Domestic Violence, 2007

Wilmington Magazine, JulyAugust 2007

American Woodturner Magazine, 2000, 2001, 2002

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