Ruth grew up in Fort Collins. After graduating from CSU, she left Colorado for a time to follow her dreams…and her husband. After nursing school in North Carolina, Ruth was a nurse practitioner for 20 years in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Upon retirement, she and her husband Mike moved to New Mexico, where she finally had time to throw pots. She now lives near Windsor with two cats, a dog, and happily, the same husband. Her pottery is mostly functional, but her love of animals and the outdoors occasionally find their way into her work. She works predominately with porcelain for its texture and bright white color, but sometimes she enjoys venturing into darker clays. She considers the time she spends in the studio as therapy, and she hopes that her pots will feel right in the hands of those who use them.