Ruth Sousa

Ruth’s masterful creations of woven ribbon fish mobiles came through a chance west coast meeting with their original designer. Skills and techniques, passed on by his Austrian grandmother, were in danger of dying out with old age coming, and without an heir to carry on his passion. The craftsman’s desire to keep his creations alive, meeting Ruth, and appreciating her personality and artistic abilities resulted in him passing his unique artistic methods on to her. This soulful decision was well made, and Ruth’s talents and commitment to keep this art alive is a testament to that short, yet deep connection. Ruth has expanded on the woven ribbon mobile craft by designing petite ribbon fish earrings, making use of ribbon left from making mobiles. A long-time resident of Red Beach in Maine, and a beloved teacher in area schools, Ruth is now retired and devotes herself to creating woven ribbon art.

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