Ruth Corman was born in Manchester, UK. As a mature student she gained an Honors degree in Sociology from Durham University. Today she divides her time between Jerusalem and London where she works as an art consultant for corporate and private buyers, working with design consultants on major hotel projects abroad. She has also heldborn several exhibitions of contemporary applied arts both in Israel and the UK. She has a special love for ceramics which she has collected for many years. She has also lectured on ceramics and photography.
For 28 years she organized the biennial Alix de Rothschild Craft Award Scheme in Israel. As its Director Ruth ran a program inviting top British craftspeople to Israel to give workshops and seminars. They can be seen at Tel Hai, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and also at the gallery of the Association of ceramicists in Tel Aviv at Chanukah time each year.
Ruth’s first major book was the autobiography of the late David Rubinger, 60 Years Through My Lens published in English, Hebrew and German. Her second book Unexpected Israel is a miscellany of cameos about Israel, focusing on the quirky, the humorous and the moving aspects of Israel society through her eyes. This coffee table style book has 86 stories and 160 of Ruth’s photographs.
Ruth’s stories can be read on her blog