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Ruth Impey is a maker and creative producer working from her studio in Glasgow, where she makes ceramics and develops a range of projects using the project development, maker-tutor and heritage & museum skills practiced over the course of her career. Her practice is founded on the principle of making’s ability to assemble alternative relationships between objects, people and the wider world.

‘Horned Vessel’ projection demonstrates this thinking regarding making, connecting and heritage. Made in Glasgow with goat horn and clay dug in the mountains in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, it draws inspiration from Julfar Ware designs and Scottish stag head displays and was projected onto Brodick Castle, Arran, Scotland, 2021.


Scottish Pottery Exhibition


This exhibition has has been 4 years in the making. It was first put down on paper during my Masters degree in Museum Studies at Leicester University. Since then I have prototyped various iterations of what it could be, including Glasgow’s Crockery Set and an exhibition at Glasgow Doors Open Day in 2019.

The exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s industrial pottery industry, linking Scotland and Stoke's shared clay heritage. It has inspired current ceramic students and will be part of Scotland's future cultural heritage.


Tiling Stockingfield Bridge


For the ‘Many Hands Mosaic’ artwork over 4000 community tiles were made for the ceramic mosaic benches and the central cone of the bridge spire. These were made with local primary schools, care homes, women centres, youth groups and other local community hubs.



More Than Sherds


A short film on Scotland's fascinating 'Ghost Industry' with the City of Glasgow College applied arts students. ‘More Than Sherds’ explores and uncovers the traces of Scotland’s Pottery Industry that can still be found in the landscape. 

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The Great Glasgow Pottery Trail

I wrote and produced this cycling walking trail for Glasgow Doors Open Day 2020 which marks the locations of 14 of Glasgow's potteries that exported their ware across the globe. They form part of the story of Scotland’s industrial potteries producing vast quantities of ceramics for domestic and international markets for over two centuries. 

>  Explore the Trail

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