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RUTH MAE STUDIO




Ruth Mae Martin is a Scottish Ceramicist currently working and living in Glasgow. She received the Charlotte Fraser Scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art to study for an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2020. Previously she attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art to study Illustration and Printmaking.

Her background in illustration has had a significant impact on the ceramic work she makes now, in that all her work is designed using paper collage techniques and then finally translated into clay. Colour has a large part to play in her work, and defining a colour palette for each collection is something she takes a great deal of joy in.


   
Martin’s practice is specifically focused on the symbiosis between people and their objects. She believes the objects we choose to surround ourselves with are a lens: they act as vessels for our memories, influence our thoughts and inform how we learn about the world.

Her work explores this by using objects autobiographically: each one visits a specific memory and point in her life. By arranging these objects, she is portraying herself at various moments in time, collaging the experiences that have formed how she experiences her environment.

Martin employs a unique visual language to produce objects that exist between function and ornamentally. These are made using slip-casting, press-moulding, and slab-building processes. She experiments with glaze to achieve finishes representing materials not usually associated with clay.


Available Works


Lead The Way Vessel


Year: 2023
Dimensions: 12.5(W) x 34(H)cm
Materials: Porcelain and Satin Matt Blue Glaze
Made to order
Lead Time: 6 Weeks

£320 GBP




This piece was produced using the slip-casting process, where two forms are cast in porcelain and then attached together using hand-building techniques. The glaze is designed to be eye-catching and act as a statement piece in your home. The repeating form allows for the glaze to be celebrated, catching the light at different points.

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Lead The Way Vessel


Year: 2023
Dimensions: 12.5(W) x 34(H)cm
Materials: Earthenware and Terra Sigillata
Made to order
Lead Time: 6 Weeks

£320 GBP





This piece was produced using the slip-casting process, where two forms are cast in porcelain and then attached together using hand-building techniques. The silky surface is produced using a technique called Terra Sigilata which translates as 'Sealed Earth'. A thin layer of clay particles suspended in water is applied to the surface of the form and then burnished to create a glossy surface.

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