ruth charlton
Ruth trained in ceramics at Bath Academy of Art (1977-80). After leaving college, she lived in Brixton, South London before moving up to the Lake District in 1988.
Her work is mainly figurative. She has been concentrating on developing carefully modelled heads and creating slab-built spaces for them to inhabit. The heads are made from grogged white clay or porcelain, painted with oxide to pick out the detail and fired to 1150°c in an electric kiln. Ruth is currently exploring different techniques of surface decoration.
 

Below is a selection of Ruth's work. Please use the contact form to email Ruth for full details of other work.                        

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Head 1, made from grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.

(9x7cm)  

Head 2, made from grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.

(8x5cm)  

Head 3, made from grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.

(9x5cm)   

Head 4, made from grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.

(8x5cm)  

"Seated woman"  (16x10cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.
"Seated woman"  (16x10cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with oxides/underglaze colours and fired to 1100.
"Waltzers"  (40x40cm)
White eathenware clay, underglaze colours, transparent glaze
"Miss Delve"  (40x40cm)
White eathenware clay, underglaze colours, transparent glaze
Blue pot  (13x5cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with oxides and brush-on glazes
Turquoise pot (13x5cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with oxides and brush-on glazes
Orange pot (13x5cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with oxides and brush-on glazes
Spotted pot  (10x4cm)
Grogged white clay, decorated with slips and transparent glaze