R U T H K I N G
"I think of pots as objects without a heavy burden of expectation allowing them to play a part in anyone's life. Their familiar, sometimes comforting themes can be adapted and shaped to accommodate a personal lexicon while steadfastly retaining their identity as pots."
"I make pots fashioned from soft sheets of clay cut and assembled to wrap and clothe a space defined by a single drawn footprint or endpoint. The surface enriched by the passage of salt vapours reacts to each twist and turn of the form adding colour, texture and articulation. Beneath their idiosyncrasy lies a tangible framework, a kernel that they all have in common."
Find Ruth King's full-length process video via this Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5X4oNmShnI
Ruth King is one of the UK's premier makers.
Trained at Camberwell in the mid 1970s, she has been hand-building pots for over forty years. A Fellow of the CPA, she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and has work in both public and private collections including the V&A, London.
Most recently she has exhibited at the London Art Fair, Ceramic Art London, the Korean International Ceramics Biennale and Ziyunxixing - The UK-China Ceramic Art Exhibition, Yixing International Festival of Ceramic Art.
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