Ruth Shelley specialises in contemporary glass design. Her works' signature is the use of vivid, dramatic colour in kiln formed glass. Taking her cue from her love of traveling, Ruth Shelley’s inspirations derive from her observation of colour, balance and tone of nature. Through layered glass she creates a dialogue of lines, patterns and colour. Ruth always observes how the colours and layers combine as a whole, and how light illuminates them.
Ruth won the Glass Sellers Award at the British Glass Biennale in 2015 and has studied Masterclasses with Sylvia Levenson, Steve Klein and Nathan Sandberg in the UK and USA. She exhibits widely nationally and internationally and has been awarded several Training and Project Grants by the Welsh Arts Council. She is a member of the Contemporary Applied Art, Contemporary Glass Society and a Member of the Makers Guild in Wales.