Ruth Franklin

My work is about looking at the importance of household artefacts and family professions, in uncovering childhood memories and family history.

I have been reflecting on my grandparents, who fled Poland in the early 1900’s, to settle in the East End of London, where they set up a tailors workshop. Looking too at my father’s profession as a women’s hairdresser, I have been creating tailoring and hairdressing ‘objects’, both real and imaginary, through sewn paper constructions, and amalgamated workshop and hairdressers tools.


I am showing work in:

‘Unearthed’ Exhibition

House Mill Gallery

Three Mills Lane

London E3 3DU

From 9 -13 October 2019


See Studio Diary for further information.