Ruth Slotnick

Ruth Slotnick is a new teacher at Feet of Clay beginning in the Fall of 2017.

Ruth’s venture into ceramics started at Penn State in early 1990s where she studied with Chris Staley and Liz Quackenbush, both respected and accomplished American ceramists with very different styles and approaches to clay. As an undergraduate arts major, Ruth focus was primarily on non-functional wheel thrown work (i.e., thrown and manipulated). In the mid-1990s, Ruth started working with Danny Stainton, a British production potter. Together, Ruth’s training (both academic and crafts-based) resulted in a pure love of form in the tradition of Hamada and Leach with a passion for throwing in spirit of the Martin Brothers and Jane Hamlyn. Ruth has exhibited and sold her artwork in various craft shows in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida and started teaching ceramics classes to both kids and adults in 1992.  Ruth holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Florida and a M.Ed. in Art Education and B.A. in Integrative Arts from Penn State University. She was formally the Director of Education at the New Art Center in Newtonville and taught middle school art in the Mansfield School System. She simply loves teaching adults, teens, and children and having her hands in the best mud ever.