I am an explorer and investigator of objects, stories, places, materials and memories. I collect fragments of narratives, textures and feelings and turn them into precious things, bound, wrapped, adorned, stitched and embellished. I am fascinated by material culture, history and the power of objects in human lives and the importance of making and remembering. I work in textiles, print and with found and precious objects.
My work draws heavily on my first career in museums which I left in 2005 to pursue a full time making practice. Mostly I share my work through exhibitions and books and run community arts projects and work to commission for organisations, museums and individuals.
**Ruth is in the process of moving studios. Her work will be available to order again in a few weeks.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.