Ruth

Ruth Wood graduated in June 2006 from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham after studying a degree in 'Jewellery Design and Silversmithing'. Afterwards she was accepted to Bishopsland, a one year stepping stone for Jewellery and Silversmithing graduates to begin working for themselves as designer makers sharing a workshop in South Oxfordshire. After many years of making from her studio with her cocker spaniel Ruby for company, in March 2014 Ruth decided to set up Ada her very own boutique style gallery in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Ruth's jewellery & silverware has been showcased in many galleries & shows throughout the UK, including The Harley Gallery, RBSA Gallery, ‘Collect’ Victoria & Albert Museum, Origin: The London Craft Fair and in publications such as Crafts, Vogue and GQ. Ruth has also recieved awards & bursaries from Bishopsland, British Jewellers Association (BJA) Creative Leicestershire and the Arts Council.

Her work is inspired by ancient artefacts and treasures, irregular form and the erosion and texture of materials, such as rock formations within caves. In her Cave collection she creates timeless contemporary jewellery combining irregular abstract metal forms with unique one off stone set pieces that look almost as if they have been pulled from the ground, creating your very own stone set treasure. The collection is made from silver, gilt and 18ct gold with gemstones and diamonds.

At Ada Ruth sells a unique selection of 'Contemporary handcrafted jewellery & adornments' that she has personally picked, by 50 or more highly skilled top independent designer makers from throughout the UK. The ethos of Ada to keep craft skills alive, to promote unique contemporary jewellery, buy local, support independent designer makers & not companies supplying mass produced jewellery or jewellery made via unethical labour. Adornments include handcrafted bags, purses, scarfs, metalware spoons & bowls etc. Prices range from £7 to £2000 + to suit all budgets. To make an appointment to see Ruth regarding a commission etc please email: mail@ruth-wood.com