Hand Blown Glass Art ‘Coloured Memories Med’ By Ruth Shelley
Taking her cue from her love of travelling, Ruth Shelley’s inspiration for this hand blown glass art derives from her observation of colour, balance and tone of nature.
Coloured memories were inspired by a visit to Collioure in South West France. It was also a favourite place for Matisse and his contemporaries as the light has a lovely intensity and had a strong influence on the birth of Fauvism painting.
These vibrant and striking hand blown glass art by Ruth Shelley take on their own personae and become artworks as glass sculptures.
Hand Blown Glass Art Artist
Ruth Shelley 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. Ruth’s signature style boasts vivid, dramatic colour in kiln formed glass which includes vessels, bowls and panels. 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. These classes enabled her to develop and experiment with shape, form and colour. She has also worked alongside architects on numerous restoration projects.
Ruth 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. In addition, she is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and the Makers Guild of Wales. Ruth is continually experimenting and pushing the limits of glass.
Her can be seen work in many UK galleries including London Glassblowing, Contemporary Applied Art and European galleries. Ruth has sold her work nationally and internationally.