My name is Ruthie Simon.
I live and create in Jerusalem.
My studio is adjacent to my home, in an old house located in one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem- "Nachlaot".
My work is influenced by and reflects the life of Jerusalem, which is a city of many contrasts: religious and secular, old and new.
Both my Judaica and functional ware are wheel thrown in stoneware and fired in an electric kiln to a temperature of 1250°c' (cone 8).
My ceramic designs are of classic, simple shapes, mostly glazed in a single color and often only partially glazed so as to retain some of the natural color and feel of the clay.
My decorated "lace" ware are all done free-hand, I don't draw the pattern onto the clay beforehand.
Once the clay is at "leather hard" stage, (dry enough to handle, damp enough to cut), I cut out each flower or pomegranate individually.
The scattered pattern coming to me naturally.
My work can be found in several galleries in Israel, and can be shipped world wide,(shipping price is not includes and will be calculated according to the total weight), you are invited to contact me and order from the selection shown here or other works.