In this episode, Gina had the pleasure of chatting with the Grand Dame of colour, none other than Ruth Issett herself!

Colour is hugely important to both Gina and me, it is central to our art – and Ruth’s too.

In this interview, Ruth talks about her busy and varied career, and the realities of life as a practising artist, teacher and demonstrator for Art Van Go.

Mentioned in this episode:

Ruth Issett

Textile Study Group

Bobby Britnell

Dorothy Tucker

Di Buttenshaw

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2 Thoughts to “Colour Connections with Ruth Issett (28)”

  1. Jackie Uphill says:

    I just loved your interesting chat with Ruth Issett. Her use of colour is amazing. I’ve been on a few of her courses at Art Van Go and remembering back to those days has re- inspired me to look back at all my course notes and do some experimenting.
    It was a very enjoyable and comfortable listen, just as if we were all sat around an open fire chatting about old times. Thank you.

    1. Isobel says:

      Thank you Jackie! It was Gina who interviewed Ruth, as she’s known her for years. I’ve never met her other than watching her demonstrate at the shows; I would have dearly loved to have been taught by her. Have fun with your experiments: how fantastic to have that spark of inspiration again!

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