cambridge contemporary art

Ruth Shelley

Ruth works from her studio, based in Cardiff, where she produces a variety of kiln formed objects of vivid colour and depth such as bowls and jewellery, as well as free-standing and wall -mounted pieces.

She continually experimenting and developing glass fusing ideas, techniques and colours. Designs can always be tailored to individual preferences for commissions. Inspiration is drawn from the colourful world that surrounds her and her affinity to the rich landscape and ever-changing beauty of the mid-Wales coastline. The vibrant palette of sea, mountain and beautiful scenery translate with ease into bright designs in fused glass.

As well as a passion for colour, Ruth is fascinated with the laws of physics when glass is heated in the kiln. She has experimented with gravity, suspending a coloured blank of glass and observing the results as heat is applied, giving it fluidity and movement that is enough to drop it to the floor of the kiln. She has been captivated with this process and is continually experimenting with bigger and deeper drops. Use of vivid dramatic colour has become her work's signature and is still captivated by how light transforms colour into shifting reflections and sparkling translucency.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £72 - £770.

An interview with glass artist Ruth Shelley talking about her inspiration for her colourful glass vessels


Indian Intarsia 5 cm x 11cm and 11 cm x 15cm and 10 cm x 20 cm £131 - £250

Indian Intarsia

5 cm x 11cm and 11 cm x 15cm

and 10 cm x 20 cm

£131 - £250

Indian Oval Intarsia  23 cm x 18 cm x 17 cm £740  

Indian Oval Intarsia 

23 cm x 18 cm x 17 cm

£740

 

Extra Large Indian Intarsia 22 cm x 15 cm £816

Extra Large Indian Intarsia

22 cm x 15 cm

£816

Large Indian Intarsia 15.5 cm x 16.5 cm £457  

Large Indian Intarsia

15.5 cm x 16.5 cm

£457

 

Small Tall Indian Intarsia 7.5 cm x 20 cm £153 - £216  

Small Tall Indian Intarsia

7.5 cm x 20 cm

£153 - £216

 

Large Indian Intarsia 18 cm x 14 cm £609

Large Indian Intarsia

18 cm x 14 cm

£609

Medium Indian Intarsia 13.5 cm x 18 cm £337  

Medium Indian Intarsia

13.5 cm x 18 cm

£337

 

Large Oval Indian Intarsia £598 Small Oval Indian Intarsia £261

Large Oval Indian Intarsia

£598

Small Oval Indian Intarsia

£261

Extra Small Vessels

 

£85