Ruth Elvira Gilmour


Practice: Artist
Course of Study: Jewellery and Silversmithing
Place of Study: Glasgow School of Art
Materials: Porcelain, steel, plastic and gold



Ruth Elvira Gilmour makes objects and jewellery in response to materials, processes and texture. Graduating from Glasgow School of Art with her project “Nothing is Solid,” Ruth’s cross-disciplinary research approach exhibits objects, photography, moving image, soundscapes and literature influenced by Icelandic, Scandinavian and Scottish terrains and waters.

Listen to one of her soundscapes below.

Expressions in porcelain, steel, plastic and gold explore our relationship with the earth, its resources, and our planet’s response to human influence and manipulation. Wearable and ambiguous artefacts are made from extruded cylindrical, hollow forms that explore humanity’s reliance on pipelines to carry, contain, link, preserve and transport matter. Considering natures of time, inherent displacement and our responsive environment, the perceived beauty and fragility of porcelain is pushed to it limits as its malleable body tolerates textures caused by deep excavations and consistent ruptures.

Watch a film that accompanies her collection of work below.

Untitled artefacts are arranged in compositions, revealing soothing, meditative textures with occasional disruptive and alarming surfaces in the hope of enacting that which is perceived to be silent and encouraging experiences of the sublime.

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Ruth is currently Artist in Residence in Design School Kolding, Denmark, with a few upcoming exhibitions in the near future.

To find out more about Ruth and her work, follow on Instagram @ruthelviragilmour and visit her website