“My current work stems from an interest in the evolution of basketry and ceramics. I’m fascinated with foraging for the raw materials in the wild and finding a way to work with them. The combination of textures of the raw, bonfire-fired clay and the coiled leaves of iris and lily intrigues me. Bonfire firing creates beautiful smoke clouds on the pot surface and is an engagingly unpredictable process. The marriage of the two materials references the origins of pottery, which some say evolved directly from basketry in Neolithic times. Made totally from foraged materials, my pieces are a connection to those ancestors.”
You will find photos and information about the unique making process Ruby uses on the backstory page.
To enquire about prices of these one-off pieces, please contact Ruby.