Updated: Jun 28
Ruth Hazi is an Israeli Artist, Designer and Maker who specializes in ceramics.
Ruth Hazi ceramic sculptures respond to Nature.
Nature can be grand, chaotic, and delicate. Its impulse nourishes a cyclical exchange between life and death.
Layers upon layers of organic shapes are her fascination. Focusing on the hidden spaces with much curiosity, as if she is reading between the lines.
The desert especially inspires Ruth. Yet, her art reminds us of the underwater creatures and coral world. Ruth offers us impermanence that invites us to retrace and remember as she brings to life patterns and textures.
Ruth's work is exhibited internationally;
As an educator, Ruth has taught at art centers, schools and artist workshops.
Participates in exhibitions and galleries in Israel and abroad.
Her work presents in museums, galleries and private collections in Israel, the U.S.A, Canada, Netherlands, Latvia, Serbia and Slovenia, Estonia and Japan.
Texture fascinates me. It exists everywhere. In a peeling wall, in wrinkled skin, in nature… Layers and empty spaces tell stories. It is the unseen places that I want to highlight and share. Give them a voice.
The desert is my home. It yields treasures. A vast language of textures that continues or begins a story.
My sculptures deal with stretching the boundaries of natural processes of matter. Of the connection between solid and fragile. Between balance and imbalance. An investigation of changing laws and creating a new reality that tells a story.
In recent years, I grew more concerned with global warming, violence and conflicts between people. My work deals with these issues through projects of rejuvenating coral reefs in the red sea and projects of defying violence.
I mostly make one-of-the-kind artworks using combined techniques:
Slabs, coils, making press molds and wheelwork.
The sculptures often fired multiple times, exploring the strength relation between our interior and exterior worlds.