Artists Trail 2019
6 - 7 July
13 - 14 July
Ruty Benjamini | Ceramics | rutybenjamini.com
Artist Trail Dates Second Weekend    Artist Trail Times 11am-5pm    Artist Trail Times 35 Bishopsthorpe Road, SE26 4PA

‘I make one off and family groups of sculptural vessels, plates, female figurines and wall art. My inspiration comes from natural forms and textures: trees, rocks, shells, weathered and effaced surfaces, ancient pottery and glass and the human body with its imperfections. I work in an intuitive and experimental way, treading a fine line between being in control of my material and allowing the unexpected to happen. Working primarily with clay, my techniques include throwing, stretching, tearing and reconstructing, rolling, imprinting, coiling, pinching, and modelling. I use oxides, stains, slips and glazes, applied at various stages as washes, or partly rubbed off, to enhance clay features, textures and lines. My artwork celebrate contrasts between inside and outside, muted and bright colours, matt and shiny surfaces and clean and torn edges.’