Ruth King is
an exhibiting artist and assistant professor of art at Ohio State.
She has been working with glass since 1978 and has acquired expertise
through traditional apprenticeship experiences with many American
and Venetian glass maestros. King's work ranges from larger installations
using neon, glass, and steel to freeform blown and sculpted works
dealing with the figure. Her work is included in the Corning Museum
me, hats express identity and occupation. I can remember in kindergarten
being shown pictures of firemen's, policemen's, and nurses' hats
and being asked to choose an occupation. What makes People
Go to Work significant to the Fisher College,
I hope, is that in our culture, our occupations become essential
to our identities.
don't usually wear hats but there is a tradition of glass hat making.
Miniatures of hats and other types of objects are made by glass
workers in factories on their lunch breaks as gifts for friends