Ruth Dresman

After graduating from Farnham, my two years spent in the job of ëboyí at The Glasshouse was a wonderful opportunity. It exposed me to seven different ways of working with the members. Annette, Chris, Fleur, Simon, David, Stephen and Catherine from whom I learnt the importance of applying a professional approach and finish to my creativity.

I was exposed to many hours in front of the furnace, touching and watching hot glass, learning and loving its qualities, and so coming by a knowledge and respect for the material which could not have been gained more quickly.

Time to do†my own work was condensed into Saturdays, out of necessity I learnt to apply myself in a single minded approach, another valuable skill. These two years also provided a valuable breathing space at the start of my career. I was supported and nurtured, and had time to develop my preferences and map out a way forward.

Thank you everyone

BA Hons. Three Dimensional design at West Surrey College of Art & Design
Crafts Council Advanced Training Grant
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant
Fellow of The Guild of Glass Engravers

2007  Engraved Glass at Potter Morgan Glass, Cornwall
“25 Years”, Leeds Craft & Design Gallery
Matthew Burt, Spring Exhibition
2006 International Symposium of Engraved Glass Exhibition, Czech Republic
“Urban Field”, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
2005  “21st Century Glass”, Dan Klein, London
2004  “Cutting Edge”, Guild of Glass Engravers, London
2002-2005 “Hand to Eye”, a Crafts Council touring exhibition 
2002 Leon Salet Gallery, Netherlands – with Chris Ainslie, John Burton
2002 “New Glass”, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery
2000 Glass Galerie Leerdam, Netherlands – joint exhibition with Floris Meydam

“Fruition” wall-mounted sculpture in steel and glass (flat glass and blown spheres) at New Salisbury Hospital in collaboration with blacksmith Jayne Fortune
Hampshire County Council. Glass to complement the newly refurbished Series House in Winchester.
Various architectural commissions with Andrew Jarvis RIBA and furniture maker Matthew Burt.

H.M. The Queen
H.R.H. The Sultan of Brunei
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Crafts, May/June 2002





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