Ruth's pots are slab-built using a variety of prepared stoneware bodies. The form is then modified after the sections have been assembled giving each pot a unique character. After bisque firing slips are applied before the pots are salt-glazed in a 14cu. ft. propane gas kiln to 1260/80 degrees C.
Ruth King was bom in Enfield, Middx and trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Craft from 1974-77. She moved to York after four years living and working in London and moved to her current studio near York in 1987.
2010 “Through Fifty” Contemporary Ceramics, London.
2009 “Works in Clay and Fine Plaster”, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
2009 Artworks Galleries, Newcastle
2007 “Clay in the Vale of York”, Laurence Sterne Trust, Coxwold, N. Yorks
2007 Maiden Bridge Arts Centre, Tatham, Lancaster
2006 Solo Exhibition, Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Scotland.
2006 Saltglasert Keramikk, Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norway.
2006 Ceramics by Ruth King, Plasterwork by Peter Baker, Lund Gallery, Easingwold.
2006 “ Saltzbrand 2006”, Koblenz, Germany.
2006 “A Pinch of Salt”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
2005 Winter Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.
2005 Paintings in Hospitals, Stonegate Gallery, York.
2004 Summer Exhibition, Shandy Hall, Coxwold.
2003 - 'Zout Zout Zouf De Tiendschuur Tegelen, The Netherlands.
2003 - Prints by Carrie Akroyd and Ceramics by Ruth King, Shandy Hall, Coxwold.
2002 - 'Making Space' Ceramics by Ruth King, Paintings by Jessica Langton, The Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley.
2002 - 'Saltzbrand 2002' Koblenz, Germany.
2002 - 'Saltglaze Ceramics', The Contemporary Craftsman, Monmouth.
2001 - Paintings in Hospitals, Stonegate Gallery, York.
2000 - Christmas Exhibition, Alpha House Gallarey, Sherborne.
1999 - Paintings by John Langton and Ceramics by Ruth King, Shandy Hall, Coxwold.
1998 - Paintings by Patrick Nuttgens and Ceramics by Ruth King, Shandy Hall, Coxwold.
1998 - Summer Exhibition, Godfrey and Twatt, Harrogate.
1997 - Group Exhibition, Stonegate Gallery, York.
1995 - Saltglaze, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1994 - Group Exhibition, Kunst und Keramiek, The Netherlands.
1994 - Second Generation, Stonegate Gallery, York.
1993 - Handbuilt Ceramics, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark.
1991 - Showcase Exhibition, Craft Potters Shop, London.
1990 - Textiles by Simon Lloyd- Jones and Ceramics by Ruth King, King's Manor Gallery, Univ. of York.
1989 - Textiles by Simon Lloyd-Jones and Ceramics by Ruth King, Collection Gallery, Ledbury.
1988 - A Celebration of Ceramics, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark.
1988 - Solo Exhibition, Norwich Castle Museum Craft Shop, Norwich.
1987 - Contemporary Saltglaze, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham.
1987 - Group Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1986 - British Ceramics, Galerie der Vier Linden, Asperen, The Netherlands.
1985 - British Ceramics, Galerie Charlotte von Finkenstein, Hamburg.
1985 - Paintings by Sarah Williams and Ceramics by Ruth King, Grape Lane Gallery, York.
1985 - Some peoples Pots, York City Library.
1984 - British Ceramics, New Craftsmen Gallery, New York.
1984 - Group Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.
1984 - Individual Eye, Craft Potters Shop, London.
1983 - 8x8 Ceramicists, British Craft Centre, London.
1983 - Studio Ceramics Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
1982 - Makers 82, British Craft Centre, London.
1981 - Handbuilt pots, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
1981 - The New Ceramics, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark.
Nottingham Castle Museum; The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; York City Art Gallery.
‘A Quiet Dynamic’ by Lyn Wait. Ceramics Art and Perception, issue 65 2006
Review, Lund Gallery Exhibition: Ceramic Review, July/August 2006
A Potter’s Day, Ceramic Review, Nov/Dec 1990
Illustration Ceramic Review, March/April 1987
The Individual Eye, Ceramic Review, July/August 1984
Review of Studio Ceramics Today, Ceramic Review, July/ August 1983
Broughton Gallery 2007
Inax Design Prize, 1989