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Ruth creates whimsical hand-built figurative objects out of Stoneware. Her inspirations are generally drawn from both, the natural world around us - flowers, trees, the seaside, vintage fabrics, and antiques. As well as childhood memories, & Retro styles.
She is passionate about rummaging through junk shops and discovering old bric-a-brac objects to use directly into the clay, to create various textures, and layering effects.
Her favourite items are embroidered linen table mats, doilies, wooden printing blocks, buttons, & stamps. Even as a child, she was drawn to decorative items, and remembers many hours spent playing with her Grandmothers renowned button collection.
To build up colour and depth to her pieces, she uses a variety of embossing and layering techniques with her junk shop finds, in conjunction with, cake icing tools, plungers & stamps, that she makes herself.
Ruth sees her work as a three-dimensional scrapbook, that is constantly evolving.