Ruty Benjamini

  • Turquoise Leaf Imprint by London ceramic Artist Ruty Benjamini. ceramic picture
    by Ruty Benjamini ceramic 16.5X12cm SOLD
  • Green Shell by London ceramic Artist Ruty Benjamini ceramic sculpture
    by Ruty Benjamini ceramic form H9X21X11cm. £120 inc UK p&p
  • Turquoise and Red Heart by London ceramic Artist Ruty Benjamini
    by Ruty Benjamini ceramic H5X10.5X9.5cm SOLD

I am an Israeli born Ceramic Artist living and working in South East London. I studied Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art, London. I have exhibited my artwork in UK, Europe and Israel, and participated in international ceramic symposiums in Israel, Poland and Belarus. I have been a member of Skylark Galleries since 2006, I teach ceramics part time to adults and the elderly. My artwork is 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. I make one-off and family groups of sculptural vessels, female figurines, and wall pieces.

My inspiration comes from natural forms and textures, weathered and effaced surfaces and ancient ceramic and glass objects found in Israel and Mediterranean countries. I create forms that are organic, asymmetrical, and evocative of animal and human shapes and movements. Their surfaces emulate the visual qualities of objects revealed in archaeological digs, or washed to shore by the sea. 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.