A recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art (2011), Ruth's work is primarily inspired by Maths and Physics imagery, particularly in the distortion of shapes through light diffraction, reflection and 2D graphic representation of 3D objects. She is interested in the exploitation of geometry in creative work, such as in the paintings of Kandinsky, and how traditionally academic subjects can both enhance and restrict the creative process.
Working mainly in silver and adding notions of spray painted colour, she endeavours to use mathematical influences to make highly creative pieces, often incorporating hinges and other kinetic elements to add an interactive quality to her work, whilst maintaining a strictly geometric aesthetic.
Since graduating, Ruth has been focusing on increasing her business awareness skills, completing the Goldsmiths Getting Started Course for Jewellers and Silversmiths in January 2012, and is currently involved in Creative Cardonald, an incubator facility for creative start-up businesses.
She is currently making new work to exhibit at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester, and Joya 2012 in Barcelona, both in October.
Selected for New Designers One Year On, June 2012
Selected for Goldsmiths Getting Started programme and exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall, Jan 2012
Achieved First Class Honours with a distinction from the Forum for Critical Enquiry for Excellence in a Dissertation
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