Ruth Gossweiler

Ruth Gossweiler

Freelance sculptor. Has a federal diploma in stone sculpting. Own workshop. From 2016: Tutor at the Scuola di Scultura, Peccia.

Born 1968 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1988 – 1990: Foundation course HGKZ. 1990 – 1992: Apprenticeship in stone sculpting leading to a federal diploma in stone sculpting. 1993 – 1997: Helped to establish the ‘Kunstgiesserei’(art foundry) St. Gallen. Was involved in heritage conservation work for the Federal Office for Culture. 1997: Further training in Venice in the sculptural and artistic use of stucco. 1998 – 2002: Commissioned work: classical figurative sculpture, Atelierladen, Zollstrasse 120, Zurich. Has worked on restorations and reconstructions at the archaeological museum, Zurich University. 2001 – 2005: Monument Ueli Bräker, Wattwil. From 2002: Movement studies of plants, animals and humans with wire, plant fibres, wax and modelling clay. Has her own home and workshop at Ernastasse 26, Zurich, with flower garden and two cats. Since 2012: Volume studies, restoration work for cemetery monument preservation. Listing catalogue of works for sculptor Peter Storrer. Various group and solo exhibitions.

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