Clay Club at Home

"A wonderful morning of pure crafty distraction, making beautiful works of art, with clay and nature. I am already looking forward to the next one. Ruth Gibson  ... you're a fabulous and talented mentor, I can't wait to see my pieces glazed and fired. Pray to the kiln God's!"
Katy W

"Ruth is a Master. I am thrilled with my pot, platter and warrior woman which I crafted with Ruth’s expert and sincere guidance during a morning workshop, rounded off with a wonderful wholesome lunch, and a follow up glazing session; both in her warm-hearted home. But, when I reflect on my experience it is the ‘soft’ benefits that I value as much as the tangibles. Nurturing, nourishing, calming and creative: a mindful moment to savour. Thank you so much Ruth for your generosity."


"So excited to be booked onto our next one. Fabulous morning, making some lovely pieces, with Ruth's excellent guidance  and a super lunch too!"

"Oh I had the loveliest time EVER at one of Ruth’s workshops. Such a great, chilled atmosphere and so much joy from working with the clay under Ruth’s expert guidance. Really recommend these events."
Clare Dobson

"A wonderful opportunity to discover our creativity with friends and guided expertly by Ruth-none of us anticipated how much we could accomplish with her kind and skilful help!
A fantastic, creative and inspiring experience that I can wholeheartedly recommend!"

“A really special and enjoyable opportunity to spend time with friends add learn new skills. Ruth has a confident, calm manner as a talented artist and teacher. She gently encouraged even those of us with zero talent to be our best, to relax and discover new skills. An unexpectedly delightful way to spend a morning. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to step off life’s treadmill and discover new creativity in a beautiful, calm environment”

“Ruth inspired us to create some beautiful things, and we all felt we achieved far more than we expected in a nurturing environment. She is a very talented artist but also kind & patient. Would highly recommend her workshops”

"Ruth Gibson's 'Mapping Llŷn' exhibition at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw has been a resounding success. As Director it has been a pleasure getting to know Ruth through the concept and planning process to the point of bringing the exhibition to life. Her unique look at Llŷn through clay, stone and wood takes in scenes on the peninsula and reconstructs them via screen-printed glazed ceramics that combine mediums to create magical representations of the familiar landscape. Ruth is a professional artist who takes great attention to detail. Her approach to the exhibition process has been exemplary and as a gallery we highly recommend this artist.

Diolch yn fawr/Thank you Ruth."

Gwyn Jones

Director of Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw

"Thanks Ruth for a fantastic experience for both our teachers and our pupils. The tile tree project not only represents our Academy ethos really well - looking terrific now in our reception - but also has given pupils a real insight into the creative and commissioning process - which will equip them in their future creativity, whatever future path they take.

Having undergone the whole process - brief > client liaison > design > redesign > materials tests > make > remake > site selection/measure up > installation > evaluation - takes them through the real life process of working as a designer maker - a totally challenging and engaging path, which is fantastic to have offered them in KS4.

Its been a total pleasure to work with you [and Mike] and we've really appreciated all the extra hours you've put in to make the outcome so polished and complete. You have left us with a lasting legacy that the pupils are rightly proud of, that will grace our wall for many years yet.

Our creativity showcase is on the 17th May, so we look forward to welcoming you back to that event, to officially open the piece.

With warm regards"

Anna Mosynska

Head of Art & Design

Abraham Darby Academy

Telford TF7 5HX