Ruth Charlton - Cumbria


My work has always had a strong figurative element. Within this, there are two strands. On the one hand, I create miniature portraits in clay, concentrating on the details of a face and texture on the clothes working in a fine, white clay; on the other, I create more abstract figures which are less detailed, more symbolic.

These sculptures are hand built from crank clay inlaid with a white clay, decorated with oxides and fired to stoneware. I also use figurative elements in my functional range, which includes pendants, tea light holders and incense stick holders.

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