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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:58 pm

Ruthanne was born in California USA but moved to the UK when she was a teenager,five years ago she moved to a small village near Norwich in Norfolk where she now has her studio.
Her technique of throwing square shapes and building wet clay teapots results in a very organic look,one that I have yet to see any other potter produce,the pots are decorated in clay slip and soda glaze.

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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:21 pm

dancing oil bottles

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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:27 pm

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a selection of teapots
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Post by dantheman Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:26 pm

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these are my recent purchases,the angular form of the teapot and saki cups are achieved by throwing cubes of clay,working them from the inside to retain the natural,uncut angles.
All of the teapot parts (lid,body and spout) are thrown on the wheel then manipulated into pleasing forms before bringing them all together whilst still wet to produce a teapot.
I think this unusual technique contributes to the organic appearance of Ruthanne's teapots.


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Post by dantheman Fri May 22, 2009 11:10 am

I love the deliciously warm honey colour of this saki cup

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Post by dantheman Fri May 22, 2009 11:20 am

the sodaglaze has been complimented by an intentionally rough & rustic finish,note the unturned foot with all it's bumps & lumps,it has been left in it's hexagonal form which gives a clue to Ruthanne's technique of throwing angled lumps of clay to produce her trademark ridged forms.

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Post by dantheman Fri May 22, 2009 11:29 am

This saki cup is more Westernised,the form has a less natural look to it with structured decoration and a mix of sodaglaze + oxides

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Post by dantheman Sat May 30, 2009 7:49 pm

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3 more saki cups bought today

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Post by dantheman Sat May 30, 2009 8:00 pm

I also bought some wonderful vases,I think their height excentuates the twisting lines produced by Ruthannes internal throwing of angular forms.

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Post by dantheman Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:24 pm

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The texture and movement of this piece caught my eye today

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Post by dantheman Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm

My first ever Yuinomi or tea bowl,unlike any other piece that I own,I think it was made several years ago before her forms became more angular.
Soda glaze and ash decoration with a seascape theme.




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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:47 pm

a large pot with twisting strap handle

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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:49 pm

a large lidded pot

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Post by dantheman Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:50 pm

quite an unusual colour for Ruthanne

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Post by dantheman Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:44 pm

garden sculptural piece

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Post by dantheman Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:16 am

some large unomi

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Post by dantheman Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:17 am

followed by the English version

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Post by dantheman Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:19 am

rice bowl

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Post by dantheman Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:57 am

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here's a mug made in the early 90's it has an oval shaped potters stamp which was used before her move to Norfolk

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Post by studio-pots Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Ruthanne Tudball's seal marks from a footed soda glazed dish c1995.

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Post by dantheman Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:25 pm

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this vase looked fantastic with flowers so I had to take a pic

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Post by skipposal Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Love your collection dantheman, I'm jealous. I have just bought a second piece by Ruthanne for my collection in a mixed auction lot. Her stuff is so distinctive I spotted it immediately. I intended selling it as I already have one but find I can't part with it Doh!
7.3cm (height)

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This one came from the Salt Box Gallery, Helmsley last year. 7cm (height).

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Post by philpot Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:55 pm

A large bowl....

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