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A busy Autumn ahead for Ruth Gibson Ceramics
Whilst I attempt to try and create a little more breathing space for me, my work still keeps me pretty occupied! I am managing to get out for a gentle run twice a week, and I swim late at night to relax after a hard day in the studio or teaching. So October is another busy month I am so happy to have finally started delivering this new project at Abraham Derby Academy, which has been in the pipeline for a long time. Funds were secured by art teacher Emma Owen with my help, a number of years ago, but we have both struggled to fit this into the school's timetable and my busy ‘All Fired Up’ tile project for year 9 students studying the new BTEC Art course with head of Art, Anna Last week I gave a presentation to Year 9 on my work over the last 15 years...
New Brick Sculpture Heads to the Capital
"International ceramic artist and sculptor prepares to deliver new brick sculpture to a London.  Commissioned for a private garden in Dulwich, Ruth from Belle Vue in Shrewsbury, has been working on the brick sculpture over the last few Ruth says, "It’s been such a pleasure to return to my love of brick carving and to work closely with clients in designing a sculpture specifically to meet their personal taste and their London courtyard garden. It's such a physical way of working and a great contrast to my regular studio practice of working in fine and delicate porcelain.  I'm indebted to Ibstock Brick Lodge Lane factory who have sponsored this project and continue to support my brick work.” Ruth has recently exhibited work in Seoul, South Korea and...
My work has been selected for a Ceramic Exhibition in Korea
I am delighted to have been invited to take part in this international ceramic exhibition co-curated by Dr. David Jones master of Raku and senior academic at the University of Wolverhampton UK, and Professor Lee, Boo-Yun of Hanyand University in Seoul, South Korea. In the Invitational Ceramic Exhibition titled, Heritage and Diversity: UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Korea, the curators approached international ceramic artists to draw parallels, as well as differences, between Korean and European culture in clay work and, its handling, decoration and firing. This was immediately interesting to me as many ceramicists use techniques that originated in the Far East and have been re-imagined through a Western sensibility. For the exhibition I created a new piece of work that...