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Described as ‘relentlessly cheerful’ by her colleagues, Ruth puts this to good use enabling students to connect research with practice in HCA’s Libraries and Studios.

A graduate of our MA in Contemporary Crafts, her art is an examination of the notion that humanity might be defined by how we work the soil. Found and assembled vernacular materials augment a ceramic practice where compositions are realised as sculpture, photography and wearable conversation pieces.

Ruth studied Fine Art Sculpture in the 1990s and went on develop a career in social Photography with her husband Oliver, our Photography Technical Demonstrator. They share their home in rural Herefordshire with two boys, a scruffy black dog, far too many books, lego, and gaming figurines.

Ruth is pictured outside her studio by photographer Veronika Lavey.