Michael Ruh


I try to make the most complete aesthetic statement possible by the simplest means I can think of. I strive to create pieces of the utmost of aesthetic complexity and flexibility while utilising a minimum of colour and decoration.
My physical surroundings often provide the inspiration for my work. My String and Cocoon vessels have evolved from the delicate patterns on sandbars caused by receded water, or lines drawn into fresh snow by leafless windblown shrubs.



2005             BFA Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

19921996     Instituut voor Kunstambachten  ( I.K.A.), Mechelen, Belgium Hot Glass Course

19881990     Universidad de Las Colinas, Elche, Spain

1984-1985     University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.Sculpture

19791983     Drake University / College of Fine Arts, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Sculpture


Selected Exhibitions

2007             Collect, V&A, London

2006             Origin, Somerset House, London

2006             Studio Space, CAA Gallery, London

2005             Collect, V&A, London

2004             Lustre, Tullie House, Carlisle

2004             Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on

                   Windermere, Cumbria



2005            Eureka Project, Design Nation, London

2003             Setting up GrantCrafts council

2001`           Finalist Design for Scandinavia Award


Museum Collections                       

2005             Graal Vase Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria




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