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Thursday, 5 March 2009

Ruth Ball - January until February 09

Designer enameller, Ruth Ball utilises the fusion of glass on metal to produce a diverse collection of products including:-

• Contemporary Jewellery
• Miniature Enamel Painting
• Small objects – Bowls / Vessels
• Panels – Larger wall based Art Works

Ruth graduated from Middlesex University (formerly Polytechnic) in 1987 with a BA Honours in Jewellery Design. As a student, she was awarded the RSA Bursary Award in 1985 and the prestigious Platinum Award in 1987.

Today, she regularly exhibits work both in national and international exhibitions and is an active member of The British Society of Enamellers and the Merseyside Jewellers and Metal Artists Network.

Ruth is skilled in all aspects of champleve, cloisonné and painted enamel. As well as producing her own designs, she undertakes commissions and trade work. Each piece is unique or made as limited editions.

Ruth is an experienced teacher at Further & Higher Education levels, and offers a range of workshops in Enamelling and Art & Design. Her educational work features in the Craft & Design video display at The Walker Gallery in Liverpool. A recent highlight in her career was the publication of a “How To” book on enamelling, commissioned by the publishers A & C Black for their Jewellery Handbook series.

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