ABOUT RUTH

I discovered clay at the age of nine in the kitchen/art studio of a neighbor ceramist Adele Pilsk in Berkeley California. 

In 2016 I took a class at UC Berkeley and was hooked again.

In the middle of the night I woke from a dream, sat up and said “Wait, the garage!” and my studio was born. 

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The urns are finished with stacked beach pebbles. I have admired stacked rocks in nature.

 

Fortuitously found when one is unsure of the way to go, stacked rocks mark a

path in an unfamiliar landscape.

Pieces are available for sale through private appointment, at craft shows

and galleries.

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My work on display with Maddie Leeds' work at rrevv gallery.

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I make my own brass ribs to explore different curvature profiles. My forms are weighted at the bottom, middle, or top; each piece finding a way to hold its center.

 

In the past year, I have found and become obsessed with the ageless black and white patterning of naked raku. I find the effect graphic and arrestingly beautiful: inky fractured drama embedded in the clay. This atmospheric firing is a collaborative dance with chance; I can control many aspects of the firing process, but never know what the end result will be. 

 

Each piece is one of a kind.

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Shows and Galleries

 

Rrevv Gallery 1349 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

July-September 2022, Stockbridge MA

Say Something:Tactile Voices in Clay April-June 2022, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuyler NY

Holiday Market December 2021, El Cerrito CA

Blue Line Arts Bazaar November 2021, Roseville CA

Outdoor Art Market August 2021, El Cerrito CA

Black Squirrel Craft Show 2019, Berkeley CA

UC Berkeley Christmas Art Sale, 2018, 2017,

Berkeley CA