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Ruth Franklin

I am a mixed - media artist combining printmaking techniques with sculpture. My present work concerns family memories and the importance of household artefacts with their ability to conjure up childhood memories. While sorting through family belongings after the death of my parents, I realised how emotive each object had become . This process took me on a journey from my grandparents Jewishroots in the early 1900's continuing to my parents childhood and subsequently my own.
My work visually links this journey alongside family reminiscences through a collage of found and constructed artefacts, family documents, photographs and drawings , and are displayed and 3d boxed wall pieces.
Group Exhibitions:
1999 - Contemporay Print Show -Barbican Centre, London
1998 - Clifford Chance - Postgraduate Printmaking, A Survey - Barbican, London
1997 - Commissioned Sculptural hat in the V&A museum
1996 - Concord Sylvania Lighting Designers - London
1995 - Galerie Vormans - Holland
The Tricycle Gallery - London
1994 - Summer Show
1993 - Crafts Council Collection - V&A, London
1991 - Handwerksmesse - Germany
1990 - British Brilliance II - London
1989 - The Harrow Connection - London
1988-90 - The Circus - Sunderland Arts Centre -touring show
1987 - Top Office - Business Design Cenre, London
1986 - Arts Fair - Olympia, London
1984 - Ring Exhibition - London
1983 - Blond Fine Art - London
Aspects Gallery - London
Contemporay Ceramics - V&A, London
The Makers Eye - London
Centre George Pomidou - France
Public Collections:
V&A
Paisley Museum - Scotland
Royal Museum of Scotland
Ulster Museum - Northern Island
British Crafts Council
Bedfordshire Education Authority
Melborne Museum - Australia
Education:
1996-98 - MA Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art
1973-75 - Ceramics Diploma Course, Harrow College
1965 - Foundation Course, Hornsey College of Art
Teaching:
1985 - to present at Camberwell Foundation Course.