Ruth Shelley Glass

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Ruth Shelley Glass is vivid, colourful and dramatic. Ruth is an award-winning glass artist who has been working with coloured glass for over 25 years. Her main interest is colour with shape, form and pattern following in close succession. She is especially interested in the reflection and refraction of light as it hits a glass object.

Much of her work is inspired by her beloved landscapes of mid-Wales where she grew up. Her dropped vessels create an interplay of light, form and colour that is evocative of the natural world which surrounds us.

Although coming from a background of Textiles, Ruth has attended many masterclasses including North Lands Creative Glass, UK and Bullseye Resource Centre, the USA which enabled her to develop and experiment with shape, form and colour. She has also worked alongside architects on numerous restoration projects.

Ruth Shelley Glass has won the ‘Glass Sellers’ Award at the British Glass Biennale 2015 and her artwork has appeared in ‘Crafts’ and Crafts International. She has received many awards form the Welsh Arts Council and is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and the Makers Guild of Wales. Ruth is continually experimenting and pushing the limits of glass.

Ruth Shelley Glass can be seen work in many UK galleries including London Glassblowing, Contemporary Applied Art and European galleries and has sold internationally.