Ryan J. Greenheck received his Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2002. In the summer of 2004 he spent three months in the Peoples Republic of China as the visiting artist at Shanghai University. He has been in numerous national juried exhibitions since 2000. His work is represented in many galleries throughout the country. Ryan currently is a practicing studio potter, Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and an instructor at several art centers in the Philadelphia area.
A structured composition is vital within the framework of my vessels. The rim and the feet of my pots are strongly defined areas, while the space in between lends itself to be broken down into parts. Sensitivity in the glazing process must be shown in order to preserve the essence of the piece. The glaze design is carefully orchestrated to retain my preliminary objective of conveying a satisfying form to the user.