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After gaining a BA degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Ruta Brown also studied silversmithing before setting up her independent jewellery studio.
Directly manipulating precious metals using hand tools and heat, Ruta Brown has developed a comprehensive personal vocabulary of form and texture. This supports the creation of a distinctive visual language that is expressed in a range of jewellery and small objects.
Drawn to the textural possibilities that can be achieved, Ruta Brown has specialised in the technique of reticulation. Directional heat is applied to forged, folded forms, each piece individually fabricated, in exploration of the structural limits of the metal, mainly sterling silver with 18ct gold added as decoration. The results are a variety of intricate forms, often also incorporating stones and pearls, details evoking weathered fragments of flotsam or other marine elements from the shoreline.
Ruta Brown has exhibited widely in Britain and also in America, Japan, Egypt and Switzerland.