The fairy-tale sculptures of Chicago born, NY state based artist Kathy Ruttenberg inhabit an allegorically charged world of unconscious drives,Ovidian transformations and feminist inflected narratives. Described by Donald Kuspit as "perhaps the most creative, certainly unusual, ceramic art being made today",Ruttenberg's ceramic sculpture is populated with women sprouting or metamorphosing into trees,flowers,birds,snails, deer and crabs."The tools for my work are fire, earth and emotions" she writes. "This mix makes an interesting cocktail of allegory and symbolism, with an odd twist of nature.In my world, where the wind blows with intensity,animals and humans often share the moment." This first showing of her work in the UK reveals the richness and craft of her intensely personal and universal mythology.