View Image Gallery Ruty Benjamini(Full member)Tel: +44 7941 936836 Email: Web: www.rutybenjamini.com
I am an Israeli born ceramic artist living and working in London.
I make one-off and family groups of sculptural vessels, female figurines, and wall pieces.
I think of my ceramic work as a personal journey exploring my identity, connecting to my roots and expressing the process of growth, evolution, and the layering that makes up a whole.
Natural forms, textures, weathered and effaced surfaces and ancient and archaic ceramic and glass objects found in Israel and Mediterranean countries inspire my work.
I express my cultural identity through my artwork in a process that is nostalgic, often subconscious, yet always comforting and reaffirming.
My vessels are constructed of thrown and manipulated elements. They are forms that are organic, asymmetrical, and evocative of animal and human shapes and movements. Many of my pieces have similar elements to trees, clouds, rocks and landscapes.
My works emulate the visual qualities of objects revealed in archaeological digs, or washed to shore by the sea.
I create surfaces that offer clues to the history of the ceramic processes used to make the pieces; the visual and tangible textures and layers create a whole.
Current Work and Availability
Sculptural vessels, plates, wall art and small female nude figurines.
Background, Education and Teaching
1979-80 Foundation Course Art & Design, Birmingham Polytechnic, UK
2009 Bobruisk, Belarus “ART ZHYZHAL”, International “PleinAir” on Ceramics
Work in Collections
Avraham Baron Art Gallery, Hanegev University, Beer Sheva Israel
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: , , South London, London, England, .
Telephone: +44 7941 936836
Availability: By appointment only. Must phone
Joined on: 2012-06-15
Last Updated: 2012-07-19