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.
All tableware is food-safe and suitable for use in a dishwasher.
Attached is a short film of me showing the technique -
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - https://www.ruthiesimon.studio