Nordness, Lee.  Objects:  U.S.A.,  Viking Press, 1970.

La Liberte, Norman and Mogelon, Alex.  Art In Boxes, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Co., 1974.

Clark, Garth.  American Potters:  The Work of Twenty Modern Masters,Watson-Guptill, 1981.

Wechsler, Susan.  Low-Fire Ceramics:  A New Direction in American Clay, Watson-Guptill, 1981.

Diamonstein, Barbaralee.  Handmade in America:  Conversations with Fourteen Craftsmasters,  Abrams, 1983.

Albright, Thomas.  Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980, University of California Press, 1985.

Levin, Elaine.  The History of American Ceramics, 1607-Present,  Abrams, New York, 1988.

Danto, Arthur and Koplos, Janet, Choice From America: Modern American Ceramics, Het Kruithuis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 1999.

Lauria, Jo, Color and Fire- Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2000.

Aboud-Holzman, Leslie and Mark Johnstone, Epicenter, San Francisco Bay Area Art Now, Chronicle Books, 2002.

Berkson, Bill, The Sweet Singer of Modernism and other Art Writings 1985- 2003, QUA Books, 2004.

Clark, Garth, Shards, Ceramic Arts Foundation, 2004.

Cooper, Kim and Smay, David, Lost in the Grooves, Routledge, 2005.

Schaffner, Ingrid and Jenelle Porter, Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay, Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Thomas, Elizabeth, Matrix/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, 2009

Dave Hickey, David Pagel, Joel Selvin, Jana Martin, Nagle, Ron, Silvergate Inc, 2010 


Coplans, John.  “Abstract Expressionist Ceramics,”  Irvine, California: Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, 1966.

Neubert, George.  “A Sense of Scale,” Oakland, California: Oakland Museum, 1977.

Ron Nagle:  Adaline Kent Award Exhibit,”  San Francisco, California:  San Francisco Art Institute Art Gallery, 1978.

Cowart, Jack.  “Ron Nagle,”  St. Louis, Missouri:  St. Louis Art Museum, 1979.

deWilde, E.  “West Coast Ceramics,”  Amsterdam, Holland:  Stedeleijk Museum,1979.

Armstrong, Richard.  “Sculpture in California,”  San Diego, California: San Diego Museum of Art, 1980.

Mondale, Joan.  “The Vice President’s House,”  Collection of U.S. Vice President, Washington D.C., 1980.

Neubert, George.  “Twenty American Artists:  Sculpture 1982,”  San Francisco, California:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

Van Straaten, Evert and deWilde, E.  “Who’s Afraid of American Pottery?” Brussels, Belgium: Paleis Schone Kunsten, 1983.

Newman, Jim and St. John, Terry.  “The Dilexi Years 1958-1970,”  Oakland, California:  The Oakland Museum, 1984.

Holland, Katherine and Hopkins, Henry T.  “The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The Painting and Sculpture Collection,” San Francisco, California:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1985.

“Fletcher Challenge 1991 Ceramic Award,” Auckland, New Zealand, 1991.

“Catalog from the Collection 1992”, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, 1993.

McTwigan, Michael. “Ron Nagle: A Survey Exhibition 1958-1993”, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, 1993.

Berkson, Bill.  “Homage to George Herriman,” Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1997.

“MATRIX – 1978-1998,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1998.

Adlin, Jane.  “Contemporary Ceramic Selections From The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art”, New York, 1999.

Kemp, Arnold J., “Bay Area Now 2”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, 1999.

“Ron Nagle: Recent Work”, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, 2001.

Bell, Robert, “Transformations: The Language of Craft”, National Gallery of Australia, 2005.

“Ron Nagle”, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium, 2008, text by Elisabeth Vedrenne

“Electric Mud”,  Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, TX, 2009

Mason, Brooke S., “Ron Nagle Odd Ball”, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium, 2012 


Coplans, John.  “Work in Clay by Six Artists,”  Artforum, February, 1963.

“Abstract Expressionist Ceramics,” Artforum, November, 1966.

Albright, Thomas.  “Nagle’s Imagination Runneth Over,” San Francisco Chronicle,November 8, 1975.

Ratcliff, Carter.  “Notes on Small Sculpture,” Artforum, April, 1976.

Ballatore, Sandy.  “The California Clay Rush,” Art In America, July-August, 1976.

Fischer, Hal. Review, Artforum, 1978.

Smith, Roberta.  Review, Village Voice, September 23-29, 1981.

Review, Arts, November, 1981.

Hemmerdinger, William.  “Desert Museum:  California Innovations,” Palm Springs Life,December, 1981.

Wechsler, Susan.  “Ron Nagle:  An Interview,” American Ceramics, State of the Art Issue, Winter, 1982.

Curtis, Cathy.  “Nagle, Voulkos:  Two Approaches to Ceramics,” Peninsula Times Tribune,February 9, 1982.

Stein, Ruthe.  “The Pink & Black Life of Ron Nagle,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 22, 1982.

McTwigen, Michael.  “Ron Nagle,” American Ceramics, February, 1984.

Glueck, Grace.  Review, The New York Times, September 13, 1985.

Harrison, Helen A.  “Abstract Displays its Energy,”  New York Times, June 29, 1986.

Elder, Sean.  “Big Cheese,” Image Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, July 13, 1986.

Smith, Roberta.  “Jeff Perrone and a Group Show,” The New York Times, September 11, 1987.

Hammel, Lisa.  “Teacups With Windows and Without Bottoms,”The New York Times,March 30, 1989.

“Vessels:  From Use to Symbol,” New York Times Review, November , 1990.

Bonetti, David. “Ceramist Ron Nagle’s Secret Life,” San Francisco Examiner, September 8, 1993.

Hamlin, Jesse. “Trying To Make A Better Pot,” San Francisco Chronicle,  September 18, 1993.

Bonetti, David. “A Bright Light In A Dull Year, Best Exhibits,” San Francisco Examiner, December 26, 1993.

Kelley, Jeff. “Mills College Art Gallery,” Artforum, February, 1994.

Moser, Charlotte. “Ron Nagle, Mills College Art Gallery,” Art in America, May, 1994.

Shearing, Graham. “Rebel with a Miniature Cause,”Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 24, 1994.

Tromble, Meredith.  “A Conversation with Ron Nagle, Art Department Chair, Mills College,”  Artweek, March 1996.

Bonetti, David.  “Still Krazy after all these years,” San Francisco Examiner, January 10, 1997.

Glueck, Grace.  “Abstract Expressionist Ceramics:  Myth and Reality Revisited,” New York Times, May 30, 1997.

Berkson, Bill.  “Nagle Wares,”  American Craft, August/September  1997.

Pagel, David.  “Calendar – Arts Review,” Ron Nagle, Frank Lloyd Gallery,

Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1998.

Johnson, Ken, “Points of Origin, Franklin Parrasch Gallery,” New York Times,  January 23, 1998

Hickey, Dave, “The Best Of 1998”, Artforum, December 1998.

Bonetti, David, “Bay City Best”, San Francisco Examiner Magazine, November 28, 1999.

Johnson, Ken, “Teapots”, New York Times, January 21, 2000.

Perry, Barbara,  “Top Treasures of the Century”, Ceramics, Art + Antiques, March 2000.

Pagel, David, “A Lively Trip through Ceramic History”, Art and Architecture, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2000.

Smith, Roberta, “Ron Nagle”, Art in Review, New York Times, December 28, 2001.

Ollman, Leah, “Cups runneth over with wit, beauty”, Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2002.

Netzer, Sylvia,”Ron Nagle”, American Ceramics, February 14, 2003.

Berkson, Bill, “Ron Nagle: Interview/ Oral History”, Smithsonian Archives of American Art, 2004.

Hamlin, Jesse, “Ron Nagle, Baron of Sculptural Intelligence”, San Francisco Chronicle, January 16, 2004.

Koplos, Janet, “Ron Nagle at Garth Clark”, Review, Art in America, May 2004.

Selvin, Joel, Most Crucial Albums…, San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, January 31, 2005.

Frank, Peter, Art Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, March 18-24, 2005.

Johnson, Ken, “Ron Nagle and the Holy Grail”, Art in Review, The New York Times, January 27, 2006

Selvin, Joel, “Decades in Obscurity…”, Datebook, San Francisco Chronicle, February 22,  2006

Hickey, Dave, “Portfolio: Hickey’s Top Ten: Ten of Dave Hickey’s Favorite Artwork from the Last Forty Years”, The Believer, November/December 2007

Smith, Roberta, “It’s Just Clay, but How About a Little Respect?”, The New York Times, Sept. 7, 2007

Hamlin, Jesse, “Nagle and Hardy Show”, Date Lines, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 3, 2008

Tromble, Meredith, “My Top Ten, 2008: Memorable Bay Area art experiences of 2008, plus one beyond and two codas…”,, January 2009

Smith, Roberta, “Crucible of Creativity, Stoking Earth Into Art”, The New York Times, Mar. 20, 2009

Johnson, Ken, “Ron Nagle, ‘Bookends, Weeoramas and Flareware’”, The New York Times, May 1, 2009, Weekend Arts

Kangas, Matthew, “Ron Nagle at James Harris Gallery”, Art Ltd., March 2010

Mcgraw, Kate, “No Boredom Allowed”, Santa Fe/North, July 30, 2010, Gallery Guide

Berkovitch, Ellen, “Ron Nagle: Ominous Charms”,, Sept. 19, 2010

Mason, Brook, “Ron Nagle: Disquiet in Clay”,, May 23, 2011

      Russeth, Andrew, “A Ron Nagle Ceramic Sculpture at Wallspace”, GalleristNY, June 29, 2012

                                      Smith, Roberta, “The Mystery Trend”,The New York Times, July 27, 2012

                                                           “Rewarding An Innovator”, Ceramics Monthly, October 2012

                                                        French, Christopher, “Stone Gravy”, ARTnews, October 2012                                                                                                                                                                                        Brian Boucher, “The Last Testament of Ken Price”, Art in America, March 2013

                            Tromble, Meredith, “Notes on the 55 Venice Biennial,, May 2013

               Gavin, Francesca, ”New Art Stars at the Venice Biennale,”, May 2013

                Larkins, Zoe, “ Crossing Over: An Interview with Ron Nagle,” Art in America, May 2013

                          Cotter, Holland, “The East Coast of California,” The New York Times, June 2013

Graves, Jen, “Being Beaten About the Mind and Eyes: The Venice Biennale Is a High-Speed Train Very Focused on a Destination, and Prone to Crashing”, The Stranger, Seattle September 4, 2013

Holte, Michael Ned, “Best of 2013: “Grapevine,”  David Kordansky Gallery, Art Forum International, December 2013

                                     Hernandez, Ricardo, “Inspirations,” Women’s Wear Daily, February 2014

                                                     Slenske, Michael, “All Fired Up,” Blouin Art+Auction, May 2014

Chun, Kimberly, “Color Shift: Berkeley show brings together abstract works around theme,” 96 hours, San Francisco Chronicle and, June 2014

          “In the Mood for Memphis Design, Inspiration for Fashion Design,” W Magazine, April 2014

Smith, Roberta, “Prehistoric Tools to Matisse Cut-Outs” The New York Times, September 7, 2014


2008    “Ron & Don”, A Film by David Bransten, Bay Package Productions, in conjunction
with the exhibition “Duo Mysto” at the Rena Bransten Gallery

2009    “Ron Nagle, Gets Fired Up”, SPARK, a KQED production