About my work
The inspiration for the work Ruth creates constantly changes, being drawn to different aspects as time goes on. In between the variety of commissions and school projects Ruth is involved in her current work is being taken from old childhood photos. “Absorbing myself in the image brings back the emotions and memories and reconnects me to the time it was taken, causing a deep and cathartic process.
Ruth began her art education at Harrogate College in 1989 and later went on to specialise in mosaics. Having studied the technique in Harrogate and later in Ravenna, Italy, Ruth has developed her skills as a mosaic artist over many years.
She is now based in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, where she works and runs workshops from her home studio.
Her work has developed with time and has been expressed in various ways with varying aspects of mosaic creation resonating with Ruth at different times. These have been in the techniques she uses, experimentation with materials to see how mediums work together, and the development of the designs themselves through the ever changing inspirations.
Some of the larger public pieces Ruth has been commissioned to do include The 50mtr long mosaic at Robin Hood’s Bay, A large circular mosaic in The Victoria Quarter in Leeds, a commemorative bench on the set of Coronation Street.