Launching online today, Ruthanne Tudball is Potter of the Month for June 2019
All of Ruthanne’s work is thrown, manipulated and assembled while freshly thrown on the wheel in an attempt to capture the soft organic quality of the clay and preserve that softness in the finished piece. Soda vapour glazing in a wood/gas-fired kiln emphasises the marks and rhythms of making. Nothing is hidden.
Ruthanne describes manipulating of soft clay on a revolving wheel and feeling the material respond to the merest touch as like setting out on an exciting journey. Ruthanne is inspired by the evolving landscape, the rhythms and creative forces of the earth and by the dance of the human body, all of which keep her thinking about the life in a pot made of clay.