Accredited Professional Member
Ruth Allen's history stems from the Australian National University School of Art where she studied under Klaus Moje, Elizabeth McClure and the late Stephen Procter. Ruth graduated in 1993 and embarked upon world travels including Japan, United States and New Zealand. Throughout this time her primary focus was on developing her ideas, skills and self expression with hot glass. Ruth attended and conducted workshops, exhibited, undertook residencies and worked consistently with ideas.
Between 1996 and 2000 Ruth managed Gloria a hot glass studio and glass art business in her birth town, Auckland, New Zealand, producing a wide range of high quality and unique blown glass forms for private commissions and galleries. Gloria dissolved in early 2000 enabling Ruth to return to Australia and resume a more artistic practice. Ruth completed a Master of Fine Arts (research) degree, majoring in glass and sculpture at Monash University in 2006.