RUTH McMILLAN

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born 1971, Broken Hill, NSW
lives in Sydney, NSW

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. 
LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN

My work considers the place of ceramics in daily life, the often invisible role of ceramics in the rituals of the everyday, and the potential of objects as repositories and/or provokers of memory.  Ceramics have been in the background of everyone’s daily lives for thousands of years.  My work is exhibited occasionally and briefly, existing perhaps as a reminder that every day we can do more than function.  
RUTH McMILLAN 2002 (taken from Satisfaction catalogue)

Ruth McMillan was awarded a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, NSW in 2007. In 2001 she was awarded Bachelor of Visual Arts (Class I Honours) from University of Sydney, NSW and in 1993 a Bachelor of Arts Communications, for The University of Newcastle, NSW
 
Her scholarships and wards include 2005 Australia Council Tokyo Residency (undertaken Nov 2006 – Feb 2007); 2004 a University Postgraduate Award, from the University of Sydney; and in 2001 a Gold Medal, in 52nd International Competition for Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy and a Highly Commended in the City of Perth Craft Award, Perth.