I work with kiln formed glass and mixed media to explore the place where the familiar becomes unfamiliar and the known merges with the unknown. I believe that it is in these spaces that the seeds of transformation are sown and new ways of thinking and being are opened up.
Designer / maker of art installations and sculptural lighting.
I make sculptural lighting tailored to architectural spaces on all scales, in buildings from public to domestic, from grand to intimate. My forms are organically inspired, using materials such as woven metal meshes, glass, low energy fibre optics and LEDs combined to produce an atmospheric blend of ethereal silhouettes, subtle shapes and light. I have been able to extend this fascination with light, shadow and transparency by working with kiln formed glass. I love the way that the material flows into the mould giving very organic shapes and the luminous qualities of glass, whether it is lit by natural or artificial light.
Ruth works from her studio, based in Cardiff, where she produces a variety of fused and kiln formed objects of vivid colour and depth such as bowls, jewellery, as well as free standing and wall mounted pieces. She also works alongside architects to design and produce or restore leaded lights.