News

March 2016 - Maternity News  


 

Hi guys I just wanted to let you know incase you didn't already... I am now on maternity leave. I am expecting a baby boy in a few weeks! :-)


The lovely Jenny will be looking after Ada, my boutique style gallery in Market Harborough.  We will be OPEN as normal Wednesday to Saturday 10-5pm www.adagallery.co.uk We will still be taking orders & commissions for the 50 different designer makers we showcase. Jenny will take all your details & I will organise it for you. Orders may take a little longer than usual during March, so please bear with me.

Unfortunately I won't be able to take any of my own Ruth Wood jewellery orders or commissions until July www.ruth-wood.com You may see me before then popping into Ada with the baby :-) Any enquiries just leave your details with Jenny or drop me an email with more info to: info@adagallery.co.uk or mail@ruth-wood.com I should be back officially at Ada in November.

 

November 2015 - New Advert :-)

 

September 2015 - New pics of Ada

Inside & out, new pics of Ada by photographer Steve Nyman :-)

#AdaGallery #boutique #MarketHarborough #Leicestershire #EastMidlands showcasing #Contemporary #handcrafted #jewellery & #adornments #made by over 40 different top & emerging #designermakers from throughout the UK. Visit Ada for a #unique #SpecialGift & support #BritishMade #Craftsmanship #ShopSmall #ShopIndependant #LoveJewellery


December 2014 - New Advert :-)

  

November 2014 - Instagram

Ada has joined Instagram :-) ada_gallery Click on the following link to see a selection of images representing my lovely boutique style gallery in Market Harborough www.instagram.com/ada_gallery

September 2014 - Stapleford Park Wedding Fair

Sunday 28th September 11-3pm I will be showcasing my Cave Treasure jewellery at a Wedding Fair at the wonderful Stapleford Park Country House Hotel a 4 star luxury hotel set in 500 acres. A quintessential English sporting country estate with 18 hole championship golf course & Clarins gold spa. The estate sits in the heart of England in Leicestershire, near Melton Mowbray, close to Rutland Water. www.staplefordpark.com

August 2014 - Final Images from French 'Manon' Wedding Photoshoot

Beautiful photos from the recent summer photoshoot in the South of France, by the very talented photographer Alexander James www.alexanderjamesphotography.co.uk featuring my Cave Treasure jewellery & wedding dresses by Minna Hepburn :-) www.minna.co.uk

June 2014 - French Wedding Photoshoot

'Lavender & Rose Riveria & Provence Weddings' www.lavenderandroseweddings.fr will be featuring my Cave Treasure jewellery in their photoshoot this month :-) The photoshoot orchestrated by Kerry Bracken will take place by the river in Auribeau sur Siagne South of France.

The shoot inspiration is the character 'Manon' in the old French movie Manon des Sources. The model will be natural and fresh looking, slightly wild unkempt hair & very very little makeup. Tableware & linens equal very old style French linen & aged silver. Flowers will be very wild & natural. Those also taking part include wedding dresses by Finnish designer Minna Hepburn www.minna.co.uk

June 2014 - Ada News

Apologies in the delay in sharing NEWS!!! I have been super busy with the opening of Ada, lots of jewellery commissions to make & moving house, so the last 3 months have passed very quickly...

I am really pleased with how Ada is going and it is lovely to have my own boutique with inhouse workshop where I can make but also showcase other designer makers work that I love :-) Currently there are 17 different people's work at Ada with my jewellery! New in = Donna Barry, Jessica Flinn and Rebecca Little. I am hoping to have the online shop up & running for www.adagallery.co.uk in September :-)

April 2014 - Ada News

Ada has been now open for 1 week and it is going well! :-) With lots of features in Market Harborough and Rutland Living magazine and Harborough Mail :-) The 14 Designer Makers I am currently representing are: Jane Adam, Holly Berry, Claire Gaudion, Laura Gravestock, Alison Kellet, Jennifer Kidd, Gail Klevan, Oy Wah, Margo Selby, Soda Kitsch, Cara Tonkin, Tyro Laser, Kate Wood and Malin Winberg, who's lovely work include a variety of jewellery, textiles & handcrafted leather & suede bags & accessories.

'Claire Gaudion' Silk & Wool assymetrical scarves £135, as seen in Elle Decoration, Homes & Gardens and The Times.

March 2014 - Ada News

A sneaky peak of just some of the work I will be showcasing & selling at my new lovely boutique Ada :-) Look out for my new advert above in the April issue of Market Harborough Living magazine which is available from the Thursday 27th March.

Ada has slowly been coming together over the last few months and I now finally have a date for the grand opening :-) 'Private View Launch Party' is set to be Friday 28th March 5 - 9pm Invitation Only, so if you would like to have an exclusive first view of the work being showcased at Ada please email me to reserve place at mail@ruth-wood.com. First full day opening equals Saturday 29th March 9-5.

Ada, 4 The Courtyard, Bennett's Place, 30-31 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 7NL. Tel) 01858 461896 info@adagallery.co.uk www.adagallery.co.uk (Website coming soon with online shop)

Follow us on: www.facebook.com/AdaAdornments & twitter @adagallery

March 2014 - Craft Finder engagement & wedding ring recommendation :-)

I have just been listed by Craft Finder as 1 of their top 10 makers to commission an engagement or wedding ring from :-)

Inspired by ancient artefacts and treasures, Ruth’s gorgeous gold rings appear as freshly discovered glistening rock formations.... This is a great choice for someone who loves the sparkle but favours rugged, organic forms too."
To read the blog, click on the following link: www.craftfinder.org.uk/blog/our-top-10-makers-to-commission-bespoke-wedding-and-engagement-rings-from.aspx

February 2014 - New Chapter = Ada

Friday 6th February was my last day being based making from the workshop at Made in Uppingham, so I am now very excited to start a new chapter of my life setting up my own boutique style gallery in Market Harborough in Leicestershire :-) Which will be called... Ada which means adornment in Hebrew :-)I am hoping to be opening the doors of Ada this March, please get in touch if you would like to be invited to the launch party :-) And to follow all the news in the setup of Ada head to facebook. www.facebook.com/AdaAdornments and twitter @adagallery Ada, 4 The Courtyard, Bennett's Place, 30-31 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 7NL. Tel) 01858 461896 info@adagallery.co.ukwww.adagallery.co.uk (website coming soon with online shop)
January 2014 - BIG NEWS.... Setting up my own boutique style gallery!!!

Happy New Year everyone xxx

I am very excited to annouce that I will be setting up my own boutique style gallery in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, selling a unique selection of 'Contemporary handcrafted jewellery & adornments' by 30 or more highly skilled top independent designer makers, exclusive to a 40 mile radius :-) Adornments will include handcrafted bags, purses, scarfs, metalware spoons & bowls etc. I am hoping to be open in March, so drop me a line if you would like to be invited to the launch party, which will most likely be a Saturday, but I will confirm the date ;-)
September 2013 - New galleries showcasing the Cave collection 'Lemon Street Gallery' Truro, Cornwall

I am very honoured to be approached this week by the Lemon Street Gallery in Truro, Cornwall requesting to showcase my Cave jewellery this Christmas in December and January after seeing my work on the Crafts Council website :-)

'Now in its fourteenth year Lemon Street Gallery is one of the country’s leading contemporary galleries. It occupies a classical, elegant and spacious building within Truro’s prestigious Lemon Street and has an enviable reputation for offering a vibrant eclectic programme of exhibitions and quality publications. The gallery features a wide range of up and coming and established British artists, and is ideally placed to draw on Cornwall’s rich modernist tradition. We pride ourselves on bringing a varied and much sought after selection of artists to the South West. There is a yearly calendar of solo and group exhibitions from our gallery artists. We also promote our artists through touring exhibitions at major art institutions both nationally and worldwide.'www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk

Lemon Street Gallery, 13 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS. Tel) 01872 275757

'Clifton Rocks' Clifton, Bristol

From the start of October a selection of jewellery from my Cave collection will be showcased for 3 months at Clifton Rocks a lovely little shop located just off the top of Park Street and The Triangle in central Bristol. Clifton Rocks feature work by talented national and local designers and is a friendly and relaxed environment for you to shop for beautiful and unique jewellery. www.cliftonrocks.co.uk 100 Queen's Rd Bristol BS8 1NF. Tel) 0117 973 1342 31 The Mall, Clifton Village, Bristol. BS8 4JG
 

July 2013 - 2 New 'Ring In A Day' Workshop dates in Rutland

Workshop 2 dates available for my workshop at Seaton Village Hall a lovely little village set in the beautiful countryside near Uppingham in Rutland. Saturday 16th November & Sunday 17th November 2013 (If you cant make these dates please let me know & I can put on another workshop)On the 'Ring in a day' workshop you will learn how to make a ring from a flat piece of silver, learning how to saw, file, drill, solder, add texture and finish the metal. Cost: £78 (which includes the silver for 1 ring) Maximum class size of 6 students so you get plenty of attention. 10am - 4pm (6hrs- 30mins for lunch)

If you are keen to have a go at making a silver ring in a day, or know someone who would and want to treat them (it has already appeared popular as a lovely gift for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas, where I print a card explaining the day’s activities to give to your loved one) please get in contact.Also if you are wanting an extra special birthday or hen party activity I can even come to your home, local gallery or village hall/ community centre to put the workshop on if there is a group of you etc... I also host the workshop at the Pedestrian Arts Gallery at the LCB Depot near the Curve theatre in Leicester city centre. (contact me if you would like a certain date there) Join my mailing list to be notified of future workshops, just click on the following link

Wed 3rd July 2013 - Indian inspired Recycled Jewellery Workshop

 

 

In July this month I had a lovely day teaching an 'Indian inspired Recycled Jewellery workshop' at English Martyrs in Leicester. Teaching 2 groups of 18 Year 8 students. I was really impressed with how focused the students were on the workshop and it was really lovley to see them getting inspired from the Indian jewellery and pattern pictures I provided. All got fully involved with getting as creative as possible transforming their rubbish of paper, food packaging, catalogues, cartons, plastic bags, bottles, odd bits of costume jewellery & beads and so on into beautiful objects to be worn, from pendants, cuffs, necklaces, ear, hand & head pieces and hats. The aim of the day was to be as experimental as possible really playing with the materials they had, exploring craft skills to create exciting new jewellery.

The above images images are of some of the amazing work that they produced in just 2 hours! To see more photos of the students work & read their feedback from the day, click on the following link

May 2013 - Bilston Craft Gallery Exhibition

My Cave ring has been selected for the exhibition 'Storytelling: Once upon a time in the Midlands' Bilston Craft Gallery representing the 1940's unsolved murder story 'Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?' 25th May - 24th August 2013, Mount Pleasant, West Midlands.

"Have you heard of the polar bears that escaped from Dudley Zoo and roam the limestone caverns beneath Dudley Castle? Or what about the Anglo-Saxon King Wild Edric who sleeps beneath the Stiperstones in Shropshire with his army… it’s said they will wake and ride out to protect Britain if danger threatens the nation.

Explore some of the rich stories, folklore and urban myth of the Midlands brought to life through imaginative and magical works of contemporary craft. You’ll be intrigued by a varied range of objects including toys and automata, jewellery, glass and embroidery that illustrate local stories, whether humorous, romantic or mysterious. The exhibition includes many new craftworks created in response to some of these stories by makers and artists whose work is inspired by narrative and character."

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/storytelling

In the above image my Ruth Wood Cave Treasure claw ring featured at The Lavender & Rose www.lavenderandroseweddings.fr Cote D'Azur wedding planning launch party! (Photos by Alban Pichon)

February 2013 - Cannes Wedding blog

Wanting to get married in the South of France? I would thoroughly recommend Cannes based wedding planner Kerry Bracken of Lavender & Rose RIVERIA & PROVENCE WEDDINGS check out her website to see the evidence! There are lots of pictures & videos of previous weddings she has organised, lets just say they are out of this world!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Kerry on my holiday in Cannes last summer through a friend & she has just written a lovely write up on her blog regarding my Cave & Cave treasure rings being perfect for wedding & engagement rings :-) www.lavenderandroseweddings.fr/blog

February 2013 - Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone xxx

Copyright: Lizzie Haines

Valentine photo shoot with Do it Momma www.shootit.doitmomma.co.uk

February 2013 - 'Ring In A Day' Workshop

This February I hosted my 'Ring In A Day' workshop at Pedestrian Arts at the LCB Depot in Leicester. I think all had a thoroughly enjoyable day, including myself :-) To see more photos and read feedback from those that atended the workshop, click on the following link: www.ruth-wood.com/page.html

February 2013 - Open 24 exhibition

May 2013 - Cote D'Azur wedding planning launch party

I have been picked to exhibit 3 of my Cave stone set treasure rings at Open 24 an exhibition being held at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery from the 2nd February – 7th April 2013.

'This popular and diverse exhibition presents a stunning array of artworks and contemporary craft by artists from Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands. The exhibition is a great barometer of creative talent in the region with a wide selection of different art forms, from landscape painting to photography, illustration and sculpture, textiles and ceramics. This years exhibition presents 350 exhibits by 243 artists.'

For more information: www.leicester.gov.uk/open24

January 2013 - 'One Fab Day' Irish online wedding magazine feature

Happy New Year everyone xxx

Just had a lovely email from Karen at One fab Day letting me know of a feature they have just done on my Cave treasure stone set rings on their Irish online wedding magazine 'Stuff We Love' page :-) Loving the picture below they put together of my rings! To have a little read of the feature & check out their website click on the following link: www.onefabday.com/wedding-stuff-we-love-2013

January 2013 - Top singer song writer wearing my jewellery

I am very proud to say that the amazing singer songwriter Lizzy Parks has recently order one of my rings :-) Lizzy Parks is a British Jazz/Soul singer & songwriter who has over the past 7yrs released 3 albums of original songs. With influences drawn from a hugely diverse spectrum of artists from Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell to Bjork. With links to Tru Thoughts & major recommendations from Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson & Jamie Cullen to name a few! Lizzy is one to watch...

“Lizzy Parks. Check this out, this is brilliant…She is a fantastic jazz singer… definitely one to watch from now on, she’s got a great voice and she’s a great songwriter as well” – Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)

Lizzy chose a Cave treasure claw ring in 22.5ct gold plated silver set with a large round faceted rutilated quartz. Lizzy is based in the South of France in Cannes, so it's nice to think of my jewellery being worn there and especially when Lizzy is on stage performing! I'm hoping to get a pic of Lizzy wearing the ring :-) www.lizzyparks.com

January 2013 - Rutland Pride & Rutland Living Valentine features

This February in Rutland Pride & Rutland Living magazine my jewellery will be appearing in 2 different Valentine features :-)

'Ring in a day' Workshop - February date

HURRY only 1/2 spaces left on my 'Ring in a day' workshop on Saturday 9th February... & not sure when the next workshop will be!

Pedestrian Arts,
at the LCB Depot,
31 Rutland Street,
Cultural Quarter,
Leicester.LE1 1RE.
(Free parking will hopefully be available)

(Venue near the Curve theatre in Leicester, 5 min walk from train station)

On the 'Ring In A Day' workshop you will learn how to make a ring from a flat piece of silver, learning how to saw, file, drill, solder, add texture and finish the metal. The workshop is usually on a Saturday or Sunday 10am - 4pm. Cost: £78 (which includes the silver for 1 ring) Maximum class size of 6/8 students so you get plenty of attention. If you are keen to have a go at making a silver ring in a day, or know someone who would and want to treat them, please get in touch. To book a place please drop me an email: mail@ruth-wood.com

November 2012 - Charity Bikram Yoga Raffle

Just donated a pair of my Cave silver studs (worth £64) to the Bikram Yoga Leicester Raffle. If you fancy winning them or 25 other prizes grap a ticket, prize draw = 18th December. All proceeds go towards school fees of children in Karnataka India :-)

www.bikramyogaleicester.co.uk

www.ruth-wood.com/cave-earrings-medium-p-54.html

November 2012 - Ring in a day dates

"It was a fantastic opportunity to learn a new set of skills, put them into practice and come out with a beautiful new ring - all in one day!" Ffion

If you can’t make any of the above dates, please let me know and I will try and organise a date to suit you. mail@ruth-wood.com

November 2012 - Photo shoot

Sneaky peek of the photo shoot I have just been at showcasing my jewellery! Can't wait to see the real images by the talented Lizzie from Do it Momma in our Valentine feature :-) www.shootit.doitmomma.co.uk

Model = Jo from Aspire Model Mangagement in Leicester. Hair was done by Hair & Booty in Leicester & make up by Abi Corby. Flowers by Earthwork's in Uppingham. Beautiful setting = The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham & finally the sexy lingerie is from Chameleon boutique in Oakham & Stamford, may have to pay a visit :-)

November 2012 - Charity Event

On the 8th of this month I took part in a special charity evening event with other local designer makers and artists, including those creating ceramics, textiles, paintings, photography etc for Leicestershire and Rutland Coummunity Foundation a great organisation that raises money for local worthwhile causes www.llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk One of their main donors Grant Thornton hosted the event at Regents House in Leicester www.grant-thornton.co.uk where we displayed our work and 10% of all sales were donated to the foundation :-)

October/November 2012

'Made Christmas Private View'

Date for your diary: Thursday 1st November 'Made Christmas Private View' 5:30-8pm at the Made gallery in Uppingham www.madegallery.co.uk Join us for a glass of mulled wine & check out exciting new work from myself & other designer makers in jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles & print. Perfect night for a little Christmas shopping, drop me a line if u fancy coming x

ACJ East Midlands 1st ever exhibition

The Focus Gallery in Nottingham will have a selection of my Cave treasure jewellery from the 1st November - 15th January 2013, celebrating work from the new ACJ East Midlands group, as our first ever exhibition. Other jewellers taking part include: Ruth Gordon, Helen Shere, Mary Graham, Kate Bajic, Karen Mckinley and Gail Ferriman. www.focusgallerynottingham.com www.acj.org.uk

'Ring In A Day' workshop

Please get in contact if you would like to take part in my 'Ring In A Day' workshop, as I am currently lookng into venues to host it so far in Rutland & Leicestershire in either Dec, Jan, Feb. It has already appeared popular as a lovely gift for Christmas, where I print a card explaing the days activitys to give to your loved one.

On the 'Ring In A Day' workshop you will learn how to make a ring from a flat piece of silver, learning how to saw, file, drill, solder, add texture and finish the metal. The workshop is usually on a Saturday or Sunday 10am - 4pm. Cost: £78 (which includes the silver for 1 ring) Maximum class size of 6/8 students so you get plenty of attention. If you are keen to have a go at making a silver ring in a day, or know someone who would and want to treat them, please get in touch. If your wanting an extra special birthday or hen party activity I can even come to your home to put the workshop on if there is a group of you...

New products in my online shop

Take a look at my online shop on my website, new products being added each week: http://www.ruth-wood.com/shop-c-4.html?zenid=eeee38d11a7af5111f9cc8b072b2b4e9

September 2012

From the Saturday 1st September - Saturday 10th November you will be able to see & purchase my Cave jewellery including some new Cave treasure rings in the exhibition 'Autumn Contemporary Craft Collection' at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey. www.newashgate.org.uk

If your a local in Rutland look out for this months September issue of Rutland Pride magazine as myself and the Made gallery are featured in the article 'The Art of Uppingham'. My lovely working cocker spaniel Ruby even makes a guest apperance :-) www.madegallery.co.uk www.pridemagazines.co.uk

The article also includes our neighbour the Goldmark Gallery which is home to an amazing collection of ceramics, prints, books and art, from David Hockney prints to Rembrant etchings! They currently have an exhibition by the top British potter Lisa Hammond (image below) who I had the pleasure of meeting yesterday when she popped into the Made gallery. www.goldmarkart.com

And finally another local magazine with a little feature on my jewellery this September equals 'Rutland Living' and 'Market Harborough Living' where they share my recycling gold and commission service. Click here to see the online magazine: issuu.com/bestlocalliving/docs/rutlandlivingseptember12/1

August 2012

Just had a lovely meeting with a new stone supplier, Peter from Rubyfair my dog Ruby wouldn't leave him alone :-) Rubyfair is a British company with Tanzania partner that ethically mine rubies, sapphires, spinels and tanzanites.

"Do you really want your Ruby or Sapphire gemstone purchase to be supporting a corrupt regime or made from the misery of others or cause a detrimental effect to the environment?" Peter, Rubyfair

I think it is really important that we are thinking about where are materials are coming from and how they are made, with the impact on the enviroment! I do not want to be supporting child labour, unfair wages, terrible working conditions, enviromental damage etc. Rubyfair make sure the Tanzanian miners that work for them are paid well in good working conditions and the environment and ecology of the land is looked after. Also they help support the local orphange where they provide food etc.

Another positive is all of the rubies, sapphires and spinels are untreated and unheated and are of the highest quality. For more information check out their website: www.rubyfair.com and where I will soon be featured on their 'Bespoke Jewellers' page, showing jewellery made with their stones :-)

From the 22nd August till the 18ct Oct my Cave jewellery will be on show and for sale in the Craft Shop at The Harley Gallery in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire in the '50:50' exhibition - 50 things handmade within a 50 mile radius of The Harley Gallery.

'The Craft Shop sells hand-made products by some of the country's leading makers. Each piece of art and craft is personally selected by the gallery manager Susan Sherrit who spends most of her time researching and travelling to find work by both newly emerging and established makers. From hand-bound leather books to solid silver pitchers, delicate porcelain vases to exquisitely veneered wooden boxes, there is a diverse range of work and prices always available.'
The Harley Gallery is definitely worth a visit with top quality contemporary exhibitions, historical displays, set in beautiful countryside perfect for a walk with also an amazing cafe that serves great food :-)

www.harleygallery.co.uk

If your a local in Rutland and Leicestershire check my lovely advert out in the August editions of 'Rutland Living' and 'Market Harborough Living' magazines. There is also a feature 'Playing to the Gallery' by Amander Meade, all about galleries in the area including the 'Made Gallery' where I am now based in Uppingham, Rutland :-)

July/August 2012

Photo copyright: David Withycombe

You can see the ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition at the last 2 destinitions of it's tour:
SH Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2 to 28 www.shjgallery.com
North Glasgow College, August 27 to 31 www.northglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Where you will be able to see the special ring I created for the Queen called 'How many diamonds for Elizabeth?' For more information about the exhibition see the March news below. www.acj.co.uk

July 2012

VERY exciting news... On July 9th my jewellery will be featured in the above August edition of VOGUE on the page 'Ring Leaders' :-) www.vogue.co.uk

June 2012

This June I went to a Linocut day workshop run by local artist Peter Clayton www.peterclayton.org at Leicester Print Studio If you are based in Leicestershire or Rutland it is definitely an amazing place to get into Print, I thoroughly recommend it! I had a lovely day :-) For more information about courses take a look at their website: www.leicesterprintworkshop.com

From the start of June my Cave jewellery will be showcased & for sale at the: National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 'The largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary and international craft and design.' www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk


Photo copyright: David Withycombe

You can see this special ring I created for the Queen called 'How many diamonds for Elizabeth?' at the ACJ Diamond Jubilee Exhibition which will be at: Goldsmiths' Centre, Clerkenwell, London, June 11 to 16 www.goldsmiths-centre.org For more information about the exhibition see the March news below. www.acj.co.uk


Also do you have any old silver, gold or platinum jewellery you no longer love? And want to reuse it? I just wanted to let you know I am able to trade in your old metal and use this as credit towards commissioning me to make you a new piece of jewellery. You may also have a favourite gemstone, sapphire or diamond etc you would like reusing in the commission which is also an option...

Lovely feedback from one of my students who attended my 'Ring in a day' workshop on Saturday 9th June, that I just had to share:
"It was a fantastic opportunity to learn a new set of skills, put them into practice and come out with a beautiful new ring - all in one day!"

Thank you Ffion, glad you had a good day & it was worth the train ride up from London :-) It always surprises me just how well the students do & how adventurous they are, when for some it is the first time they have ever made jewellery or worked with silver. This workshop there was a strong focus from students to look at reticulation & granulation which was fun. Photos to come soon...

If you are keen to have a go at making a silver ring in a day, or know someone who would and want to treat them, please get in touch: mail@ruth-wood.com

May/June 2012


With everything currently Diamond Jubliee crazy! I wanted to promote & share a really interesting exhibtion The Queen: Art and Image at the National Portrait Gallery which will be on show till the 21st October, which gives you plenty of time especially if you dont want to brave London next weekend!!!
'To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this landmark exhibition brings together some of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II made during her reign.'

www.npg.org.uk/whatson/the-queen/the-queen-art-image.php

Also there are a few places left on my 'Ring In A Day' workshop + a change of date = Saturday 9th June 2012 at my lovely studio in Leicester at the LCB Depot on Rutland Street, near the Curve with only 5 minute walk from the train station. Which will be the last workshop I put on here due to now being based at the Made Gallery in Uppingham.

You will learn how to make a ring from a flat piece of silver, learning how to saw, file, drill, solder, add texture and finish the metal. The workshop will be run from 10am - 4pm. Cost: £78 (which includes the silver for 1 ring) Maximum class size of 6/8 students so you get plenty of attention.
If you are keen to have a go at making a silver ring in a day, or know someone who would and want to treat them, please get in touch: mail@ruth-wood.com

May 2012

Exciting news to share: you can now find me Tuesday to Friday (9:30 - 5pm) at Made in Uppingham, Rutland www.madegallery.co.uk where I am now based and making my jewellery from :-) To arrange an appointment with me please call or email before hand: 07832 199596 or mail@ruth-wood.com

Photo copyright: David Withycombe

You can also see the ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition at it's 2nd destinition on the tour, at the Llantrisant Gallery in Wales, where you will be able to see the special ring I created for the Queen called 'How many diamonds for Elizabeth?' from the 1st - 31st May www.llantrisantgallery.com For more information about the exhibition see the March news below. www.acj.co.uk


Check out my necklace made from a t-shirt!!! The Re-Shirt Exhibition is on now till the 28th May at Pedestrian Gallery at the LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester (near the Curve) (Mon - Fri, 9:30-5:00pm) www.re-shirt.tumblr.com

April 2012

From the second week of April my jewellery will be showcased at the new Wistow Gallery which has just opened at the Wistow Rural Centre in the beautiful South Leicestershire countryside. The gallery showcases the best contemporary craft, art and design from the county.

"We have sourced an exciting, constantly changing and affordable range of ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, paintings, wood, cards and paper crafts, textiles and much more, all created uniquely by very talented artists from Leicestershire and Rutland." Kate Foster www.wistowgallery.com


If your a local in Leicestershire and Rutland keep your eyes peeled for the new Made in Leicestershire postcard flyer, it features my jewellery :-) www.madeinleicestershire.org.uk

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