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A BIT ABOUT ME 

Hello and thank you for visiting my website! My name is Ruth Moxen and this is my small business.

I graduated from Ulster University in 2019 with a degree in Ceramics. From there I decided to keep making while I continued my studies. I am currently studying MSc Art Therapy.

 

Making is therapy for me and I defiantly cant keep everything so I am using my skill to create handcrafted, unique and bespoke products for you! I also love getting commissions for unique products.

 

Each item is handmade to order so orders can take 2-3 weeks to make. 

If you have any questions please get in contact! 

 

SECRETS

2019 Degree Show

'I was raped.'
'I was raped.'

Stoneware clay. 30cmx30cmx38cm

'I struggle with self esteem.'
'I struggle with self esteem.'

Stoneware clay. 25cmx25cmx33cm

'My sons a drug addict.'
'My sons a drug addict.'

Stoneware clay. 30cmx30cmx38cm

'I've planned my own suicide 6 times.'
'I've planned my own suicide 6 times.'

Stoneware clay. 25cmx25cmx36

'I'd like to emigrate.'
'I'd like to emigrate.'

Stoneware clay. 18cmx18cmx23cm

'My sons a drug addict.'
'My sons a drug addict.'

Stoneware clay. 30cmx30cmx38cm

'I was raped.'
'I was raped.'

Stoneware clay. 30cmx30cm38cm

'I stole over £100000.'
'I stole over £100000.'

Stoneware clay. 18cmx18cmx36cm

'My sons a drug addict.'
'My sons a drug addict.'

Stoneware clay. 30cmx30cmx38cm

Artist Statement 2019

My ceramic work is defined by my interest to educate others and an attempt to encourage empathy regarding the difficult challenges we face in our lives.  Currently, I am exploring the ways in which secrets kept inside have a significant impact on our mental health. Inspired by the saying 'A problem shared is a problem halved', my work provides a medium for participants to share their secrets confidentially as an important part of the healing process.

 

Through a confidential questionnaire I received over 250 secrets. I then broke the secrets down into 10 categories and through extensive colour research gave each category a colour. My goal is to create a series of large coiled ceramic vessels which contain these secrets. Each vessel is completely unique in shape and size as we are as humans.

We may keep our secrets hidden from the world and sometimes this is good, while other times this can have a bad impact on our mental health. When looking at the outside of the vessels you cannot see what is going on internally, but as you come closer, you can have a glimpse of the secrets inside the vessels. I will leave one vessel empty and invite viewers to contribute their own secrets. I hope this will make the viewers feel involved in my project, challenging them to Mind their Mood.

 
 

CONTACT

07890915298

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