Here is a review I recently wrote of the DVD: Ruth Duckworth: A Life in Clay
I first saw Ruth Duckworth’s work in 2007 at the James Renwick Museum in Washington, D.C. It was my first lesson in how photographs don’t tell the whole ceramic story. I wasn’t a big fan of sculptural ceramics and never much fancied modern or post-modern design. But after seeing her art in person, I was converted. As I walked through the gallery, each piece was richer and more complex in its simplicity. Before exiting the exhibit, there was a short film about Ruth. I don’t normally watch these museum videos, but this time I couldn’t help myself. There she was, the little woman who—even in her 80s—was a spitfire. I wanted to know more about this woman. I was mesmerized by her story, her courage and her strength.
To read the remainder of the review, visit Pottery Production Practices.