Ruth Shelley specialises in contemporary glass design using vivid, dramatic colours. Much of her work is inspired by her observation of the beautiful horizons and dramatic shapes and forms of the mid Wales landscape and coastline where Ruth grew up.

Ruth Shelley portrait
Ruth Shelley image

Ruth is a Member of the Makers Guild in Wales, Contemporary Glass Society and Cohesion Glass Network. She is a Director of Oriel Makers Gallery, Cardiff.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and works from her studio in Cardiff. In 2015 Ruth had three pieces of work selected for the British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge. She received the Winner of the 'Glass Sellers' Arts and Crafts Award for her glass vessel 'Indian Intarsia'

Selected Exhibitions

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

The Byre Gallery, Kew, Richmond

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

Roundhouse Gallery, Derbyshire