Ruth King trained at Camberwell in the mid 1970s and has been hand-building pots for over 40 years. A Fellow of the CPA, she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and has work in both public and private collections. The pots she makes are fashioned from soft sheets of clay cut and assembled to wrap and clothe a space, often but not always defined by a single drawn footprint or endpoint.
Ruth thinks of pots as objects without a heavy burden of expectation, allowing them to play a part in anyone’s life. Even after 40 years, she is still astonished by the transformation that comes from putting something into a kiln and finding what emerges after the firing process. Ruth enjoys getting to know her works before, and again after this process.
Discover the unique and captivating world of Alasdair Neil and Sally MacDonell in their upcoming ceramic exhibition at Contemporary Ceramics.
Lara’s relationship with colour has evolved from being shy about it, to exploring it more over time. She is an intuitive maker who works on multiple pieces at once. Her process is casting and decoration with a combination of marks including incised drawing and sgraffito through coloured underglaze.