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Ruth Easterbrook

Biography to Display: 

1984, Born Redwood Valley, California

  

EDUCATION  

2007, BFA, Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 

2019, MFA, Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York  

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES 

2006-2009 Apprentice, Production Thrower, Hoyman-Browe Studios, Ukiah, California 

2009-2010 Studio Assistant, Whitney Smith Pottery, Oakland, California 

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado   

2019-2020 Artist in Residence, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at  Harvard, Allston, Massachusetts 

2020 Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

2011 Certified TEFL Instructor, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

BIOGRAPHY 

Ruth Easterbook is known for hand built functional plates, vessels, butter dishes, and other serving pieces, created with slabs, pinched clay, and molds, in a midrange red clay fired in oxidation. The surface techniques include treatment with underglazes, terra sigilatta, glaze pencils, wax resist, sgrafittoand a transparent glaze.  

Surface design is influenced by the illustrators Tomi dePaolo and Maurice Sendlak. 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cliff, Courtney. “9 Makers Share Secrets of Staying Creative on the Daily. Brit + Co., Sept. 16, 2014https://www.brit.co/remake-maker-creativity/ 

Easterbrook, Ruth. “In the Studio: Ceramic Watercolor Surfaces.” Pottery Making Illustrated, Nov – Dec. 2015 issue. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/pottery-making-illustrated/article/ceramic-watercolor-surfaces/# 

Penland School of Crafts. “Ruth Easterbrook’s New Love,” Penland Sketchbook Blog Post, May 30, 2014. https://penland.org/blog/2014/05/#sthash.64zLmsuD.dpbs 

 

Website(s):

rutheasterbrook.com

Artist's Studio: The Clay Studio

 

Typical Marks

 “Re” is applied with mid-range glaze with a slip-trailed bottle onto raw clay on base of pot.  

White Flower Cup
Form: Cup
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito, Terra Sigillata, Underglaze, Wax Resist
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Wall Flower Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Heleabore Flower Cup
Form: Cup
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Ceramic Pencil, Glaze, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 16, 2021. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/easterbrook