Ruth Shelley

Born1961, Aberystwyth, Wales
Education
2012Colour Lab: Nathan Sandberg Master class, Bullseye Resource Centre, Portland, Oregon, USA
2009Colour & Texture: Kaffe Fassett & Steve Klein Master class, Alastair Pilkington Studios, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster
2007Place and Identity: Silvia Levenson Master class, with Jeremy Lepisto & Dena Pengas, Alastair Pilkington Studios, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster
2000-06Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea
Awards
2015Winner Glass Sellers Award, British Glass Biennale
2013Training Grant Award, Arts Council of Wales
2012Winner of Best New Gift, British Craft Trade Fair
2011Project Grant Award, Arts Council of Wales
2009Training Grant Award, Arts Council of Wales
2008Full Membership, Society of Designer Craftsmen
2007Training Grant Award, Arts Council of Wales
Recent exhibitions
2016‘Spring Showcase’, The Strathearn Gallery, Perthshire
‘Ausstellung 75’, Galerie Rosenhauer, Gottingen, Germany
‘The Heat is On’, White House Cone Glass Museum, Stoubridge
Guest Artist: London Glassblowing, Bermondsey, London
‘Making in Colour’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2015‘National Glass Centre’, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Glass Biennale 2015, Ruskin Glass Centre & Arts Centre, Stourbridge
‘Focus on Glass’, The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
‘Essence 2015’, London Glassblowing, Bermondsey, London
‘Handmade at Kew’, with The Byre Gallery, Kew Gardens, London
MADE London, One Marylebone, London
‘Baker’s Dozen’, Roundhouse Gallery, Uttoxeter, Derbyshire
2014Summer Show: Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2013MADE London, One Marylebone, London
Exhibition with Gail Brodholt, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Publications
2016Portfolio Crafts Arts International: Issue 96 May
Change and Continuity by Keith Cummings, Craft & Design Magazine, Issue 246 July/August
2015Bristish Glass Biennale Catalogue
2014‘The Contemporary Craft Festival’, Homes and Antiques: Issue 259 June/July
2013‘Front: Turning Ten’ Crafts: Vol. 242. May/June
2010‘New Members Profile: Ruth Shelley’, Cohesion News, February
‘Droplets’ by Helga Watkins-Baker, Kiln Formed Glass

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