Ruth Kersley is a stained glass artist and teacher working in London. Originally trained in sculpture in the Fine Art Department of Newcastle upon Tyne University, she discovered stained glass when exploring possibilities for a memorial window to her parents with Roman Halter. Her first studies were in Adult Education classes, later the inspirational glass course at Central St Martins where she was awarded a Fellowship in 1992.
A part-time art teacher for over thirty years, Ruth runs glass workshops and creates art works in schools: she has recently completed a series of mosaics in a school affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Sculpture continues to influence her glass work and a sense of place in response to the host building remains her overriding concern. Ruth has recently focused on creating a modern idiom to the traditional memorial window. Her Birdman III panel (1993) is in the Judaica section of the V&A.