Ruth Easterbrook was born in California growing up in the tiny rural town of Redwood Valley. She was first introduced to clay in High School which led her to study ceramics at Syracuse University where she earned her BFA in 2007. After graduating Ruth spent many years learning through practice and hands-on experience as an apprentice at Hoyman-Browe Studios (CA) and assisting various artists including Whitney Smith Pottery (CA). In 2014 she began focusing on her career starting with a spring concentration at Penland School of Craft and then spending extended time at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a student, summer intern, and returning as an Artist In Resident in 2016. In 2019 Ruth earned her MFA in ceramics at NYSCC Alfred University. Since then she has continued her studio practice as an Artist in Residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program and from 2020-present at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has been awarded the honor of Emerging Artist for NCECA 2020, 2022 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Ruth’s work has been exhibited internationally as well as throughout the USA and is in the permanent collection of the Alfred Ceramics Arts Museum as well as other personal collections.