I’ve been lucky enough to have Ruth Shelley’s stunning kiln formed glass in every exhibition since The Byre opened in October 2013 – her work even featured on the first poster.
Last year Ruth, very deservedly, won the prestigious Glass Sellers’ Award at the Stourbridge International Biennale and since then her work has been in even more demand and now features in a number of the most notable galleries in Europe. I think Ruth’s work has continued to develop and each new collection seems even more vibrant and exquisitely crafted than the last; her collection for Pastures New is quite simply stunning.
I’m often asked how Ruth creates her work and I’m delighted that she’s a had short film made which explains the process far better than I can do – please click here to enjoy it.
Fellow glass makers Charlotte Sale and James Lethbridge also have stunning new pieces in the exhibition – all once again proving what a versatile and beguiling material glass can be.