Ruthanne Tudball is an internationally renowned potter residing in Norfolk, England. Born in the United States, she received her BA from the University of Reading and subsequently moved to London where she did graduate work in ceramics at Goldsmiths’ College, the University of London. A member of the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, her works are on display in collections all over the world, including the Ceramics Collection, the University of Wales, the Margaret H. Harlow Ceramics Teaching Collection, Bemidji State University, Minnesota; the South London Gallery Collection, London; and the Yingge County Ceramics Museum, Taipei.
Tudball’s work is mostly stoneware with some porcelain. Her pots are slip-decorated, fired once, and soda glazed with bicarbonate of soda. Soda glazing, which is her specialty, can have dramatic effects on the surfaces of the pots, emphasizing the process of making the pot and the path of the flames across the work. Tudball sees her work as an active participation in a way of life that celebrates the beauty of the world around her and the rhythms of the creative forces of the earth.
She currently is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and the London Institute. Tudball conducts workshops at colleges and universities throughout the world on the art of ceramics, and she is the author of numerous articles and publications, including a 1995 book Soda Glazing.