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

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