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.
Our “New Members” exhibition is packed with inspired works blurring the lines between art and craft. Showcasing something for each artistic taste; from the likes of Gail Altschuler, timeless simplicity by Jennifer Amon and Verity Howard’s sculptural pieces. The wide array of display also includes complex pieces from Timothy Copsey, red stone clay improvisational music inspired work of Julian King-Salter, domestic objects by Francis Lloyd-Jones balancing between looseness and definition, to a more contemporary storytelling through figurative ceramics by Craig Mitchell, and narrative visual fragments by Carolyn Tripp.