Resident Potter: Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky

Ruth is a potter and sculptor (both), and her work often combines the two.  She uses slip trailing, sgraffito carving, and wax resist to emulate the folk-art patterns of her German-Norwegian heritage. Ruth also enjoys making commemorative pieces, custom designed for special occasions.  Sculpture for her provides a doorway to her creative expression, an indulgence she allows myself in search of her voice as an artist.  Her forms are both animal and human, and sometimes they are polymorphic, sometimes mythical. Her sculpture can be used on the table top or wall, in the home or garden.

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In addition to sharing her beautiful works in our gallery, Ruth teaches wheel classes in our Teaching Center. Find her classes here!