Art from Adversity

To look at ceramic artist Meryl Ruth’s current work, you may assume that she has been blessed with a life of ease and bountiful happiness. In fact, her award‐winning, highly whimsical series of teapots is inspired by her sister, who recently died of breast cancer. The 57‐year‐old artist explains, “In my family, we use humor in the face of adversity.”  (June – October 2010)