Studio Arby

Handmade functional art works & decorative homewares by Ruby Bender.
Created to enliven the home and our daily rituals within it.
Ruby Bender is a Welsh artist. Her latest tray works grew from the idea that useful objects should be beautiful too. Sitting somewhere between the Shakers ideology that the home should be filled with well crafted functional objects and the decorative beauty of the arts and crafts movement, they offer a versatile and vibrant take on homewares.

The trays are hand made by her with ply, oak and walnut and decorated using a variety of papers. Collecting and cutting she creates intricate collaged designs straight onto the wood. They are then varnished to protect them from everyday use.

There is no particular theme to the content of the collages although they are often inspired by organic forms and abstract patterns.