Working in porcelain, Ruth Gibson combines a love of photography, printmaking and ceramics, to evoke a sense of place; in particular the Shropshire landscape and the Welsh Coast. With a love of the outdoors, these two passions intertwine through her life, walking in the hills being outdoors, and responding to nature through clay. Inspired by many walks on the rugged Stiperstones, and the Welsh mountains and coast, imagery includes winter trees, textures in nature, the rocks beneath the surface, and the inclusion of sections on map, rooting the work to the place it is inspired by. Ancient standing stones found scattered across the hills are echoed in the shapes of the ceramic pieces. These artworks depict stormy sea, or wild moorland and yet have a calming effect on the viewer.  

Utilizing photography and ceramic printing techniques allows for photo realism to be combined with more abstract mark making to build up layers of images. Once screen-printed the clay can be stretched over molds and the print can be distorted, or small sections can be added or removed to create abstract patterns. Ruth captures the beauty of the landscape in her ceramic wall art and her porcelain bowls and platters in bold black and white contain images framed within the vessels. Delicate sea-worn and shell-like polished porcelain shards contain fragments of textures and images, grouped together and mounted on old slates or wood, echo the collections gathered on the shoreline. Her screen-printed ceramics are completed by a complimentary range of porcelain jewellery.

Ruth exhibits in Galleries Nationally and attends Ceramic Fairs across the UK. In 2017 her work was selected for the International Ceramic exhibition ‘Heritage and Diversity’ in Seoul, South Korea.

I have a deep appreciation of the transformative power of our hands; crafting a piece of clay dug from the ground into something beautiful or functional has been a privilege and a delight for this to have been my life’s work.

Ruth Gibson October 2017

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Works on Sale

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Tree Shells

Tree Shells

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porcelain print on brick clay

Murmuration Shell

Murmuration Shell

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stoneware and print

Poppy Heads

Poppy Heads

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Mussels

Mussels

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9 x 29cm - porcelain print on slate

Shoreline

Shoreline

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stoneware print and glaze

Blue Pools

Blue Pools

£ 2500

99 x 99cm - porcelain

Coastal Elements I

Coastal Elements I

£ 800

stoneware and print

Seascape Stones I

Seascape Stones I

£ 2500

125 x 78cm - stoneware print glaze

Earth and Water

Earth and Water

£ 600

cobalt, porcelain and Porthdinllaen clay

Murmuring Shoreline

Murmuring Shoreline

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64 x 32cm - glaze and print

Ominous

Ominous

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porcelain glaze print

Mapped Beech - Yr Eifl under beech branches

Mapped Beech - Yr Eifl under beech branches

£ 225

28 x 50cm - screen print on porcelain

Seascape Stones IV

Seascape Stones IV

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65 x 48cm - stoneware

Walking Bowls

Walking Bowls

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porcelain print

Porth Nefyn Megalith with Tree

Porth Nefyn Megalith with Tree

£ 250

25 x 53cm - stoneware print glaze

Porthdinllaen Megalith with Tree

Porthdinllaen Megalith with Tree

£ 250

22 x x53cm - stoneware print glaze

Porthdinllaen Megaliths

Porthdinllaen Megaliths

£ 500

stoneware glaze print

Marks of the Llyn I

Marks of the Llyn I

£ 85

25 x 25cm - porcelain paper clay and Porthdinllaen clay

Stone Bowl

Stone Bowl

£ 85

25 x 25cm - porcelain paper clay

Marks of Llyn II

Marks of Llyn II

£ 85

25 x 25cm - porcelain paper clay and Porthdinllaen clay

Peninsula Contours I

Peninsula Contours I

£ 145

18 x 60cm - porcelain paperclay and print

Llyn Stone II

Llyn Stone II

£ 145

porcelain paper clay, transfer and Porthdinllaen clay

Rocks of Mon

Rocks of Mon

£ 145

porcelain paper clay and transfer

Llyn Stone I

Llyn Stone I

£ 145

porcelain paper clay and transfer

Parched Earth

Parched Earth

£ 145

unfired porcelain paper clay and Porthdinllaen clay

Peninsula Contours II

Peninsula Contours II

£ 145

23 x 40.5cm - porcelain and print

Ivy and Thistle

Ivy and Thistle

£ 225

31 x 42cm - porcelain and print

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

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porcelain and print

Murmuration over Porthdinllaen

Murmuration over Porthdinllaen

£ 175

porcelain and print

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

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19 x 52cm - porcelain, paperclay, glaze on slate

Llyn Stones

Llyn Stones

£ 225

23 x 41cm - Porthdinllaen clay + porcelain

Blue Stone on Wood IV

Blue Stone on Wood IV

£ 100

porcelain, paper + clay on wood

Llyn Earth

Llyn Earth

£ 50

Porthdinllaen clay in porcelain

Limpets

Limpets

£ 125

9 x 29cm - porcelain print on brick clay

Map Stone I

Map Stone I

£ 75

porcelain, paper, clay + transfer

Porcelain Clay Contour

Porcelain Clay Contour

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porcelain transfer

Slate Echoed

Slate Echoed

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brick clay + slate

Blue Stone on Wood III

Blue Stone on Wood III

£ 100

porcelain, paper + clay on wood

Blue Stone on Wood II

Blue Stone on Wood II

£ 100

porcelain, paper + clay on wood

Cobalt Reflection

Cobalt Reflection

£ 225

slip cast, porcelain + cobalt

Llyn Moments

Llyn Moments

£ 85

porcelain, paper, clay + Porthdinllaen clay

Slate Fence

Slate Fence

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porcelain, paper, clay

Tree Line

Tree Line

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porcelain, paper, clay

Yr Eifl Profile

Yr Eifl Profile

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porcelain, paper, clay, print glaze

Llyn Clay

Llyn Clay

£ 125

50 x 20cm - Porthdinllaen clay

Pebbles Gathered

Pebbles Gathered

£ 125

50 x 20cm - print and porcelain

Shells

Shells

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10 x 30cm - porcelain print and slate

Waves II

Waves II

£ 100

47.5 x 12cm - porcelain and cobalt

Yr Eifl Containedr

Yr Eifl Containedr

£ 145

16 x 46cm - porcelain and print

Dusk Trees II

Dusk Trees II

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56 x 48cm - stoneware

Porth y Nant

Porth y Nant

£ 250

20 x 58cm - stoneware print glaze

Under Yr Eifl

Under Yr Eifl

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20 x 58cm - stoneware print glaze

Stone Prints II

Stone Prints II

£ 250

34 x 74cm - stoneware prints

Seascape Stones III

Seascape Stones III

£ 500

78 x 42cm - stoneware

Dusk Trees I

Dusk Trees I

£ 450

64 x 58cm - stoneware print

Seascape Stones II

Seascape Stones II

£ 2000

114 x 74cm - stoneware print and glaze

Slate Peak

Slate Peak

£ 350

43 x 63cm - porcelain and slate

Murmuration Wave

Murmuration Wave

£ 3000

219 x 69cm - screen printed porcelain bowls

Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson

£ POA

Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson

£ POA