10th International Ceramics Competition

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Ceramics Park, Mino Japan

    EXHIBITION DATES: September 12 - October 19, 2014

    This teapot was one of 158 ceramic artworks chosen from 2016 entries submitted by ceramic artists from 59 countries and regions around the world.

  • All Fired Up

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Shelburne, Vermont

    EXHIBITION DATES: May 16 - October 24, 2010

    Twenty of my teapots will be displayed in “All Fired Up,” an exhibition of the work of six Vermont ceramic artists in the Lower Gallery of the Main Entrance Round Barn of the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont.

  • The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection at the de Young Museum

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: San Francisco, California

    EXHIBITION DATES: October 26, 2007 to January 13, 2008

    My Lemon Yellow Triangular Cross-Section Reassembled Ring Teapot ?is included in the upcoming exhibition: "The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection at the de Young Museum."

    Renowned Santa Fe collector Sandy Besser has assembled an extraordinary array of objects in almost every conceivable medium. This exhibition features a selection of his finest objects, drawn from three major collection areas:

    1. An array of contemporary teapots documents the persistence and vitality of this ancient form, which has been revitalized by artists associated with the studio crafts movement.

    2. Featured csontemporary drawings include works by established artists, such as Roy de Forest and Enrique Chagoya, as well as emerging artists, whose works incorporate figuration, narrative content, and neo-surrealist imagery.

    3. A selection of 20th-century African beadwork represents the evolution of traditional art forms into a contemporary medium with representations from the Pende, Yoruba, and Kuba societies.

    All of the featured works are current or future gifts to the Fine Arts Museums.

  • State of Craft

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont

    EXHIBITION DATES: May 23 to November 10, 2010

    My “Midnight Blue Intersecting Arcs Reassembled Ring Teapot” is included in “State Of Craft,” a comprehensive exhibition of 120 objects in all media made by Vermont craft artists in the last 50 years, to be on display in four adjacent galleries of the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont.

  • Complementary Visions

    Ray Bub and Greg Winterhalter

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Bennington Museum, Flag Gallery

    EXHIBITION DATES: September 8 - November 17, 2007

    Greg Winterhalter and Ray Bub have both been making art all of their lives. They met in 1988 when Bub exhibited his artwork in the Ars Nova Gallery in North Adams, Massachusetts where Winterhalter was Gallery Curator. Winterhalter has taught Fine Arts and Humanities at Southern Vermont College in Bennington since 1980, where Bub taught Potterymaking from 1991 to 1998.
    In 2001 Winterhalter started working with clay, and in 2002 he joined a series of weekly pottery classes Bub teaches in the Pownal, Vermont ceramic studio he shares with his wife and business partner Susan Nykiel.

    Winterhalter has been a painter most of his life, concentrating at various times in watercolor, oils, acrylic, wax encaustic, mixed media, and handmade paper, but in the last 6 years he has also been exploring the sculptural and functional possibilities of clay. His strongest influence has been Expressionism, and among his many teachers have been several Abstract Expressionist painters. Winterhalter's artwork explores the process of his response to impressions, ideas, and the environment.

    Bub has worked with raku, earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain clay since 1967, making both functional and sculptural work. Since 1994 Bub has been concentrating his creative energy on a series of unusual teapots based on the ancient upright ring vase form seen historically in many cultures around the world. He alters, cuts, and reassembles handthrown hollow clay rings into unique sculptural compositions, then adds a handle, lid finial, and spout to create his reassembled ring teapots.

    Although Bub has taught Winterhalter basic clayworking techniques in the studio in the last five years, they are at heart colleagues in artwork, often carrying on extended discussions in class ranging from art historical influences to current trends, but mostly centering on how to accomplish artistic goals in their chosen media. The two artists respect and admire each other's artwork, and have wanted very much to collaborate on an exhibition where they could see their work displayed together and learn from this juxtaposition of their expressive visions. Winterhalter will show mixed-media, handmade paper, watercolor, oil, and wax encaustic paintings, as well as internally-lighted ceramic lanterns. Bub will show ceramic upright ring and reassembled ring teapots, and ceramic animal-figure surprise boxes.

    The Bennington Museum has offered them a wonderful opportunity with the exhibition "Complementary Visions: Greg Winterhalter and Ray Bub," in the Flag Gallery, September 8 to November 17, 2007.

  • Teapots: Object To Subject

    Touring Exhibit by ExhibitsUSA, a division of Mid-America Arts Alliance


    EXHIBITION DATES: January 28, 2007 to January 7, 2010

    My Mint Green Sharp Edges Reassembled Ring Teapot and my King Penguins Upright Ring Teapot are included in this exhibition, a 3-year traveling exhibit of 45 teapots, many of which were first displayed in the 2004 St. Louis, Missouri Craft Alliance Gallery's exhibition, Teapots: Object to Subject, curated by Leslie Ferrin.

    This current exhibition will be on display in various venues until January 7, 2010, such as: The Forbes Gallery, New York City; Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas; Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, Texas; Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida; Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah; Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio; and California State University Dominguez Hills Art Museum, Carson, California. Other Venue Sites are still in negotiation.

  • Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Kalamazoo, Michigan

    EXHIBITION DATES: May 13 to July 16, 2006

    My Coral Reef Reassembled Ring Teapot has been selected for this exhibition.

    From the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts website —

    "From the serene and elegant to the playful and eccentric, the teapot is highlighted as both a functional object and an artistically inventive form. This national invitational exhibition will showcase the work of more than 100 ceramic artists."

  • Reassembled Ring Teapots

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont

    EXHIBITION DATES: October 29 to December 4, 2005

    An exhibition of ceramic artwork by Ray Bub in Yester House Gallery VI of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. This exhibit featured my recent work, "The Teapot Family Relaxes at Home."

  • The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

    EXHIBITION DATES: January 23 to June 13, 2004

    My "Purple Foamy Whitecaps Reassembled Ring Teapot" was chosen for the First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, an exhibition of 125 fired clay artworks selected from entries submitted by 692 ceramic artists from 47 countries around the world.

    The international jurors for this competition were Peter Lane, Alresford, England; Monika Gass, Berlin, Germany; Enomoto Toru, Gifu, Japan; and Elaine Olafson Henry, Emporia, Kansas, USA. Jurors from Taiwan were Winnie Yang; Huan-Tang Chiu; and Chen-Chou Liou.

  • First World Ceramic Biennale 2001 Korea International Competition

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Ichon Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea

    EXHIBITION DATES: August 10 to October 28, 2001

    On display from August 10 to October 28, 2001, at the Icheon Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea, this competition consisted of 305 fired clay artworks selected from 4206 entries and submitted by 2019 ceramic artists from 69 different countries. The exhibition was the premier attraction of the WORLD CERAMIC EXPOSITION 2001 KOREA, a multi-event celebration of historical and contemporary ceramic art from around the world.

  • Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan


    The Golden Ceramics Awards Competition has been held in Taiwan every other year since 1992. For the "Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards," the sponsors decided to open up the competition to international ceramic artists, as this exhibition was slated to be the inaugural event of the new six-story tall Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 1200 entries were submitted by 759 clay artists from 53 countries around the world, from which 151 fired clay artworks were chosen for the exhibition. From the 151 pieces selected, 18 artworks were recognized by the jurors with awards. Taiwanese juror Bob Chen honored Celery Green Reassembled Hollow Ring Teapot" with his "Special Judge's Prize."

  • Ceramics Monthly International Competition


    EXHIBITION DATES: March 15-21, 1999

    Sponsored by Ceramics Monthly magazine, this competition featured 112 fired clay artworks selected from 1549 entries submitted by clay artists from 45 countries around the world. The Ceramics Monthly International Competition was on exhibit March 15-21, 1999, in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

  • Celestial Seasonings: A Loose Interpretation II

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Boulder, Colorado


    "Mama Bear's Cold Care Tea Upright Ring Teapot" was exhibited at the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company's Corporate Headquarters Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.

  • National Teapot Show III

    EXHIBITION LOCATION: Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina


    "Mountain Gorillas Recumbent Ring Teapot" and "African Elephants Upright Ring Teapot" were exhibited at the Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina as part of the "National Teapot Show III."

& A little left TO CHANCE

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    2011 China Ceramics Illustrated Feature on My Reassembled Ring Teapots (2011)

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    2002 Ceramics Monthly Article: The Evolution of an Idea: Ray Bub’s Reassembled Ring Teapots (2002)

    WRITTEN BY Paul Park

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    1995 Ceramics Monthly Article: Teaching in The Studio (1995)

    WRITTEN BY Ray Bub

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    1986 Ceramics Monthly Article: Cane Handles (1986)

    WRITTEN BY Ray Bub

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    1981 Ceramics Monthly Article: Modify a Cement Mixer for Processing Clay (1981)

    WRITTEN BY Ray Bub and Susan Nykiel

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    1980 Ceramics Monthly Article: Incising Porcelain (1980)

    WRITTEN BY Ray Bub and Susan Nykiel

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    1974 Ceramics Monthly Article: Apprenticing (1974)

    WRITTEN BY Ray Bub

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